Al Jazeera is shutting down

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Baba gounj, Jan 13, 2016.

  1. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj pensioner

    Al Jazeera America, a cable news channel that debuted in August 2013, is shutting down. Employees were informed of the decision during an all-hands staff meeting on Wednesday afternoon.

    During the meeting, Al Jazeera America brass said the channel's business model was "no longer sustainable." It will shut down by April 30, an Al Jazeera America executive told staff, saying the decision was made by the channel's board of directors and was not a reflection of the quality of their work.
  2. rickyb

    rickyb Well-Known Member

    too bad. they do way better news than CBS, NBC, ABC, FOX, CNN.
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  3. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Peyton Manning would disagree with you.
  4. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    20-30,000 viewers a day doesn't cut it revenue-wise.
  5. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj pensioner

    Over at MSNBC that's called an good day .
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  6. Octave

    Octave Member

    That sucks, I was never able to get them here on TV but I read the English language version of their website fairly often.
  7. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    Who? What?
  8. rod

    rod retired and happy

    . I watched it every once in awhile--I also watch BBC and most all news channels for the variety. I especially like Robin Mead-- I watch that for the boobies.
  9. burrheadd

    burrheadd Superstar

    I figured you more of a Rachel Maddow guy
  10. tourists24

    tourists24 Well-Known Member

    Rachel Maddow boobies..... eeeewwweeee
  11. rod

    rod retired and happy

    are you crazy
  12. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj pensioner

    Al Gore might want to examine that check he received for his TV station.
    It is was probably written on tissue paper .