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TIME WARNER CABLE MAY CARRY AL-JAZEERA AFTER ALL

January 4, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Confronting a barrage of criticism over its decision to pull the plug on the Current TV channel after it was acquired by Al-Jazeera, the Qatar-based cable news service, Time Warner Cable said Thursday that it is “keeping an open mind” about carrying the channel in the future. Executives of the cable company told the New […]

TWC DUMPS CURRENT TV AFTER SALE TO AL-JAZEERA

January 3, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Within hours of learning that Al Jazeera had acquired Current TV, Time Warner Cable pulled the plug on the channel, replacing it with a message reading “This channel is no longer available.” The cable company declined to offer an explanation for its action, stating only that “our agreement with Current will be terminated and we […]

REPORT: GORE SELLING CURRENT TV

October 26, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Former Vice President Al Gore has put his Current TV up for sale, the New York Post reported today (Friday). It quoted CEO Joel Hyatt, a co-owner with Gore, as saying, “Current has been approached many times by media companies interested in acquiring our company. … This year alone, we have had three inquiries. As […]

OLBERMANN SUES CURRENT, CITING NUMEROUS “DISASTERS”

April 6, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

It didn’t take Keith Olbermann long to file his threatened lawsuit again Current TV and its owners who fired him. Exactly one week after the channel severed its ties to Olbermann, with whom it had a 5-year, $50-million deal, Olbermann filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court charging that he had been forced to […]

WILL CURRENT BE SHUT OFF?

April 5, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The departure of Keith Olbermann from Current TV could pose a devastating complication for the channel itself. Olbermann’s ratings, such as they were, provided Current with an average daily audience that could appeal to some advertisers. But Reuters indicated today (Thursday) that they also may have allowed the channel to meet a minimum threshold for […]

OLBERMANN: “I SCREWED UP REALLY BIG”

April 4, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

In a bizarre mea culpa, Keith Olbermann appeared to take responsibility for the debacle at Current TV that ended in his being fired last week. “I screwed up really big on this,” he told David Letterman on Late Show on Tuesday. “It’s my fault that it didn’t succeed, in the sense that I didn’t think […]

OLBERMANN PREPARING LEGAL BATTLE AGAINST CURRENT

April 2, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Keith Olbermann has vowed to sue Current TV owners Joel Hyatt and Al Gore, claiming that their accusations against him “are untrue and will be proved so in the legal actions I will be filing against them presently.” Olbermann, who was fired last Friday, will presumably offer as evidence email messages sent by himself and […]

KEITH OLBERMANN FIRED BY CURRENT TV

March 30, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Keith Olbermann is out of work again. This time he was fired by Current TV, the channel founded by Al Gore and Joel Hyatt, who contended that Olbermann had broken his five-year, $50-million contract. Gore and Hyatt issued a statement announcing Olbermann’s departure but included no mention of any specific action by the liberal commentator […]

OLBERMANN AND CURRENT TV IN SECRET PEACE TREATY

January 9, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Keith Olbermann won’t be anchoring coverage of the New Hampshire primary Tuesday night, but he has agreed to anchor Current TV’s coverage of future primaries this year. Olbermann and the cable network each issued terse statements on Sunday, revealing nothing about the cause of their previous squabble or how it had been resolved. Several commentators […]

OLBERMANN COMPLAINS ABOUT CURRENT TV; CONSERVATIVES AGREE

January 5, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

For once, conservatives appear to be agreeing with the liberal commentator Keith Olbermann. Olbermann reportedly had been complaining about the lack of funding by Current TV for coverage of the Iowa caucus vote on Tuesday. On Wednesday he told the Hollywood Reporter that he had decided not to participate in Current’s coverage because “I was […]

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