Al Jazeera America set for TWC

MUMBAI: Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks are set to begin offering Al Jazeera America to their customers in the coming months, bringing the news network to almost 55 million homes.


The network will roll out on basic digital tiers on the two platforms in markets such as New York City, Los Angeles and Dallas. Time Warner Cable executive VP and chief video and content officer Melinda Witmer said, “Now that the channel is live, we think that it would be of value to our customers and are pleased to make it available.”


Al Jazeera America’s interim CEO Ehab Al Shihabi added: “It has been a pleasure working with TWC over the past few months as their executives evaluated our programming and commitment to fact-based, in depth reporting. We appreciate the vote of confidence that Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks have given to our brand of unbiased journalism and look forward to working with them as Al Jazeera America continues to grow.”


Time Warner Cable dropped Current TV following its sale to Al Jazeera at the beginning of this year.

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