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What is Al Jazeera America?

Al Jazeera America is an award-winning American news channel from the Al Jazeera Media Network. We offer objective, fact-based, in-depth news that focuses on the human side of each story. On Al Jazeera America, viewers see coverage of how domestic news and world events affect their lives.

What is the Al Jazeera Media Network?

Al Jazeera is one of the world's leading media companies with more than 70 news bureaus around the globe, multiple international news, sports and family channels, and now 12 bureaus in the United States. Known globally for its factual, fair and even-handed coverage, Al Jazeera has won many of the journalism profession's most prestigious awards, including the Emmys, the Gracies, the Peabody's, the Franklin D. Roosevelt Freedom Award and the DuPont Award.

What does "Al Jazeera" mean?

The name "Al Jazeera" means "peninsula." Al Jazeera's distinctive logo is said to resemble a drop of water. Its calligraphic design spells "Al Jazeera" in Arabic. The logo was created via a design competition and has become one of the world's most widely recognized brand marks.

What is the vision for Al Jazeera America?

Al Jazeera America's vision is to provide fact-based, unbiased, in-depth journalism for U.S. audiences. It broadcasts local and domestic news in a global context, and global news in a local and domestic context. This interconnectedness is a critical element of Al Jazeera America, which focuses on the human side of the story rather than just the political or analytical aspects of an event.

What kind of shows and stories air on Al Jazeera America?

Al Jazeera America's reporting spans the nation and the globe, including coverage of breaking news, business and investigative journalism. Our flagship show is America Tonight, which probes the most pressing issues of our time with investigative reports, profiles and interviews with top newsmakers. Other programs include the business and finance show Real Money with Ali Velshi as well as Inside Story, an in-depth look at the stories behind the headlines from different points of view. Al Jazeera America is also producing a collection of documentary films and series in conjunction with acclaimed documentarians and independent producers. Click here to learn more about our programs.

How can I find Al Jazeera America on my cable or satellite provider?

Al Jazeera America is available through a number of major television providers, including but not limited to:

  • DIRECTV
  • Comcast / XFINITY
  • Time Warner Cable
  • DISH
  • AT&T U-Verse
  • Verizon FiOS
  • Bright House Networks

To find out which channel Al Jazeera America is on in your area, click here.

My provider does not carry Al Jazeera America, how can I encourage it to do so?

If your local carrier does not carry Al Jazeera America, call your local customer service department and request that they add the channel to your TV line-up, or request it here.

Can I watch Al Jazeera America's programming online?

You can watch select online episodes of TechKnow, Talk to Al Jazeera, and the Emmy Award-winning investigative series Fault Lines. You can also watch select news clips on our YouTube channel.

Can I watch Al Jazeera America's programming on a mobile device?

The web site and all of its news content can be viewed on mobile and tablet devices. Al Jazeera America offers authenticated live streaming on mobile or tablet devices with select operators including Comcast / XFINITY, Time Warner Cable, DISH and Verizon FiOS.

Is Al Jazeera America programming's available on satellite radio?

Al Jazeera America is not currently available on satellite radio. However, we are always looking to broaden our audience and our distribution and will continue to look at alternate formats and distribution platforms in the future.

How can I stay abreast of the latest news and information from Al Jazeera America?

You can stay abreast of all the latest news and information from Al Jazeera America by signing up for our email newsletter and joining us on TwitterFacebookGoogle+ and Tumblr. You can also download our mobile app.

How do I apply for a job at Al Jazeera America?

If you are interested in applying for a job with Al Jazeera America, click here.

Where is Al Jazeera America available on HD?

Al Jazeera America is available in HD with select distributors, including Comcast / XFINITY, Time Warner Cable, DISH and Verizon FiOS. Please contact your cable provider to see if HD is available.

Why can't I find videos I am searching for?

Select video clips are available on Al Jazeera America's website for a limited time. If you are unable to locate a specific video clip by using the search bar, they are currently not available.

Are licensed videos of Al Jazeera America content available for purchase?

Currently, Al Jazeera America does not offer licensed videos for purchase. Please check back for more updates and feel free to email us for special requests.

Is Al Jazeera English available in the United States?

Al Jazeera English is not available in the United States. Al Jazeera America addresses the news needs and interests of American audiences.

What is the difference between Al Jazeera English and Al Jazeera America?

Al Jazeera America is a completely different channel from Al Jazeera English and all of the other channels in the Al Jazeera Media Network. While all Al Jazeera channels abide by the same rigorous Code of Ethics and share a strong desire to interconnect local and global news and focus on the human side of every story, each channel serves its own audience and is managed separately and independently. Al Jazeera America is an American company incorporated in Delaware and has its own board and advisory board.

How do I access the Al Jazeera English website?

There are links on the Al Jazeera America home page that directs you to the Al Jazeera English website.

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