AT&T Settles Al Jazeera America Lawsuit…

Bloomberg’s Jef Feeley and Edmund Lee write that AT&T has settled the Al Jazeera America carriage lawsuit…

The accord will allow Al Jazeera America onto AT&T’s U-verse pay-TV service as part of the settlement, said a person familiar with the accord who asked not to be named because the settlement’s terms were private. The terms of the settlement weren’t outlined in court filings today in Delaware Chancery Court in Wilmington.

The deal underscores the growing importance to TV distributors of programming networks, even new ones such as Al Jazeera America. The nascent cable news network has faced challenges gaining an audience in the U.S., partly because American audiences remember the channel as the forum for Osama bin Laden’s video messages after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

One Response to “AT&T Settles Al Jazeera America Lawsuit…”

  1. Oh goodie! Another forest where trees can fall without disturbing.

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