Al-Jazeera in Talks With Comcast Over U.S. Distribution

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    Feb 23, 2011 11:27 PM GMT
    Yes, that'd be the same Comcast that bought NBC and was (falsely) accused of firing Keith Obermann

    http://www.wired.com/epicenter/2011/02/al-jazeera-comcast/
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    Feb 24, 2011 12:10 AM GMT
    Good. I hope Time Warner follows suit.
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    Feb 24, 2011 10:21 AM GMT
    I would like to see Al on cable - really wanted to see the Egyptian coverage. They are fairer than Fox.
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    Feb 24, 2011 6:55 PM GMT
    I would be interested to watch Al-Jazeera. It seems to be more respected by other real news organizations internationally than FOX News.

    Notably when those two entities previously applied to CRTC licensing for broadcast in Canada Al Jazeera had no difficulty agreeing to comply with our fairness doctrines, while FOX insisted it did not fit their business model (so they got only a limited license as a pay service if people wanted it. Al Jazeera hopes to get space on the lower channels to be part of basic cable.