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September 02, 2015 4:34 AM ET


Company Overview of Al Jazeera America, LLC

Company Overview

Al Jazeera America, LLC owns and operates a news channel that provides domestic and international news for American audiences. Its news channel features the U.S., international, economy, technology, science, environment, health, education, culture, and sports news. Al Jazeera America, LLC was formerly known as Current TV, LLC and changed its name to Al Jazeera America, LLC in January 2013. The company was founded in 2002 and is based in New York, New York with news bureaus in the United States and internationally. As of January 2, 2013, Al Jazeera America, LLC operates as a subsidiary of beIN SPORTS.

305 West 34th Street

New York, NY 10001

United States

Founded in 2002



Key Executives for Al Jazeera America, LLC

Chief Executive Officer
Founder, Vice President and Director
Age: 67
Editor-In-Chief and Executive Vice President of Content
Executive Vice President of Finance & Accounting
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

Al Jazeera America, LLC Key Developments

Al Jazeera America Announces Executive Changes

Al Jazeera America announced a new chief executive. Named CEO was Al Anstey, who has been managing director at Al-Jazeera English and prior to that headed foreign news for the British network ITN and US-based CBS. The change, effective immediately, replaces interim CEO Ehab Al Shihabi who was responsible for launching Al Jazeera America in 2013.

Former Vice President Al Gore Sues Al Jazeera over $500 Million Current TV Sale

Former Vice President Al Gore is suing Al Jazeera, saying it's withholding money promised from sale of Current TV. Al Jazeera purchased Current TV, its broadcast contracts and subcribers in January 2013 for over $500 million. The acquisition of Current TV, co-founded by Gore in 2005, allowed Al Jazeera to air Al Jazeera America in 43 million homes across the U.S. Since its launch, the cable news network has drawn praise for its ability to break stories objectively and its willingness to cover issues while willfully ignoring the spin of talking points and sound-bites. But Gore's Attorney David Boies, the same lawyer who represented the former presidential candidate in Bush v. Gore, says Al Jazeera is withholding money that is rightfully due to Current's former shareholders. The suit was filed in Delaware state court.

Al Jazeera America Announces Lay Off it's Employees

In a bid to restructure, Al Jazeera America has laid off dozens of employees.

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