About Al Jazeera America

Al Jazeera America is the U.S. news channel that provides both domestic and international news for American audiences.

The name "Al Jazeera" means "peninsula." Al Jazeera America's distinctive logo is said to resemble a drop of water and its calligraphic design spells "Al Jazeera" in Arabic.

Headquartered in New York City with bureaus in 12 cities across the United States, Al Jazeera America is available in more than 60 million homes in the U.S. across major television providers, including DirecTV, Comcast/Xfinity, Time Warner Cable, DISH Network, AT&T U-Verse, Verizon FiOS, and Bright House Networks. To find Al Jazeera America in your area, click here.

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Corporate Milestones


9/30/2014Al Jazeera America's investigative series, "Fault Lines: Haiti in a Time of Cholera," wins an Emmy Award for Outstanding Investigative Journalism in a News Magazine.
8/20/2014Al Jazeera America celebrates its one-year anniversary, delivering on our promise to bring compelling and important stories, from the U.S. and around the world, to an American audience.
8/10/2014New long term agreements with key cable operators bring our distribution footprint to 60 million households, making Al Jazeera America the fastest growing cable network in 2014.
5/19/2014Two "Fault Lines" documentaries receive the prestigious Peabody Awards:
  • Haiti in a Time of Cholera
  • Made in Bangladesh
  • 2/19/2014Al Jazeera America's flagship program, "America Tonight," wins a Gracie Award for the story, "Fists of Fury," in the "Outstanding Hard News Feature" category.
    12/6/2013Al Jazeera America launched on Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks in New York, Los Angeles, Dallas and other major markets increasing the total number of U.S. homes with access to the channel to 55 million.
    8/20/2013Al Jazeera Media Network launches as a new U.S.-based news channel providing both domestic news and international news for American audiences. The new channel is headquartered in New York City with 12 bureaus in major cities around the country and 3 broadcast centers.
    7/22/2013Al Jazeera America names its Interim CEO, President, and senior editorial leadership. The Acting Director General of Al Jazeera Media Network, Dr. Mostefa Souag, announces that Ehab Alshihabi, executive director for international operations, has been named interim chief executive officer of Al Jazeera America, and ABC News veteran Kate O'Brian has been named its president. Dr. Souag also announces that the groundbreaking American news channel is scheduled to launch on August 20, 2013. SVPs David Doss and Marcy McGinnis.
    7/1/2013Al Jazeera America announces that it has signed an agreement with Emmy Award-winning journalist Soledad O'Brien's production company, Starfish Media Group. O'Brien will contribute short-form segments as Special Correspondent to Al Jazeera America's primetime current affairs magazine program "America Tonight," and Starfish will produce hour-long documentary specials.
    1/2/2013Al Jazeera Media Network announces the purchase of Current TV and the creation of Al Jazeera America, a new U.S.-based news channel that will provide both domestic and international coverage for American audiences.

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