Al Jazeera America

Al Jazeera America (AJAM) is an American basic cable and satellite news television channel that is owned by the Al Jazeera Media Network, which is partly funded by the House of Thani, the ruling family of Qatar. The channel, which was launched on August 20, 2013, directly competes with CNN, HLN, MSNBC, Fox News Channel, and in certain markets, RT America. The channel is Al Jazeera's second entry into the U.S. television market, after the launch of beIN Sport in 2012.

The channel is headquartered and run from studios on the first floor of the Manhattan Center in New York City. It also has a total of 12 bureaus located in Washington, D.C., at the channel's D.C. studios at the Newseum, Chicago, Detroit, Nashville, Los Angeles, Seattle, New Orleans, Dallas, Denver, Miami, and San Francisco (former headquarters of Current TV and current headquarters of online channel AJ+).

Because Current TV (the channel Al Jazeera America replaced) operated on a standard definition feed, it is transmitted from cable providers that previously carried Current TV in standard definition only, even though the channel produces its programming in high definition due to Al Jazeera still being under Current's carriage deals on those providers. Google Fiber, Bright House Networks andTime Warner Cable were the first providers in the United States that broadcast Al Jazeera America in high definition due to those being new deals.

On May 14, 2014, Verizon FiOS added high-definition carriage on its service. On June 27, 2014, AT&T U-Verse added the channel.

As of February 2015, 61,513,000 homes (52.8% of households with television) receive Al Jazeera America

Popular Al Jazeera America shows

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  • Al Jazeera Investigates

    Al Jazeera Investigates

    Al Jazeera's Investigative Unit does not report the news. It makes the news.We reveal secrets and ex…

  • Compass with Sheila MacVicar

    Compass with Sheila MacVicar

    Beginning Sunday May 10th, "Compass with Sheila MacVicar" will combine Al Jazeera America's commitme…

  • Techknow


    "TechKnow" is a weekly series about innovations that can change lives, an ongoing exploration of the…

  • Fault Lines

    Fault Lines

    We live in a world run through with Fault Lines. Al Jazeera's Fault Lines takes you beyond the headl…

  • Talk to Al Jazeera

    Talk to Al Jazeera

    Al Jazeera's flagship interview show. A weekly one-on-one conversation with global leaders, icons, i…

  • Inside Story

    Inside Story

    Inside Story is a daily news programme broadcast by Al Jazeera English and Al Jazeera America. The p…

  • Ali Velshi on Target

    Ali Velshi on Target

    Ali Velshi on Target (formerly Real Money with Ali Velshi) is a daily thirty-minute program on Al Ja…

  • America Tonight

    America Tonight

    America Tonight is Al Jazeera America's flagship news show, airing at 9:30pm EST. It is a showcase f…

  • Third Rail

    Third Rail

    Journalist Imran Garda, who has reported from more than a dozen countries in his news career, hosts…

  • Real Money with Ali Velshi

    Real Money with Ali Velshi

    The economy, employment, housing, health care and other financial sectors are often hotly debated. R…

  • Listening Post

    Listening Post

    "The Listening Post" is a current affairsprogram broadcast on Al Jazeera English and Al Jazeera Amer…

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