Press Release

Al Jazeera America Launches Increased Hours of Live News Programming, Beginning Monday, March 30

Network Reinforces Commitment to Presenting Live News from the U.S. and Around the Globe with Increased Hours of Coverage Weekdays


NEW YORK, NY, March 25, 2015 – Today, Al Jazeera America announced that the channel will present more hours of live news programming, from more locations with more resources, beginning this coming Monday, March 30th.


Each weekday starting at 6am ET until 12 noon ET, Al Jazeera America will present a live morning news block hosted by a rotating roster of the channel’s anchors and reporters. The updated morning news brings viewers an additional two hours of content from Al Jazeera America’s headquarters in New York City, and will be interwoven with live news broadcasts from Al Jazeera studios in Doha and London, the network’s 82 bureau locations and field reporters around the world.  The new format continues the in-depth coverage and fact-based information that Al Jazeera America is known for, while offering even more continuous, real-time news coverage.


Additionally, Al Jazeera America will extend its midday news coverage an additional hour. This increased investment in daytime news will give viewers up-to-date and in-depth coverage of domestic and global events from Al Jazeera’s experienced team of journalists.

Al Jazeera America’s news segments will feature enterprise stories and investigative pieces spotlighting science, technology, health, culture, business, environmental issues and more. Additionally, the live weekday news blocks will preview stories set to air later in the day from Al Jazeera America’s award-winning primetime shows including America TonightReal Money with Al VelshiFault LinesTechKnow and Talk to Al Jazeera. 

As part of the programming update, Al Jazeera America will soon be rolling out updated programming in the evening which reflects the channel’s values of in-depth, fact-based journalism through hard-hitting examinations of today’s pressing, important and occasionally provocative issues.

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About Al Jazeera America

Al Jazeera America is the U.S. news channel that provides both domestic and international news for American audiences. Headquartered in New York City with bureaus in 12 cities across the United States, Al Jazeera America is available in more than 64 million homes in the U.S. on Comcast, Time Warner Cable, DirecTV Channel 347, Dish Network Channel 216, Verizon FiOS Channel 614 and AT&T U-Verse Channel 1219.   The name “Al Jazeera” means “peninsula.”  Al Jazeera America’s distinctive logo is a calligraphic design spelling “Al Jazeera” in Arabic. To find Al Jazeera America in your area, visit


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Jocelyn Austin, 212-273-4912,

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