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Al Jazeera countersues Current co-founders Gore and Hyatt

Al Jazeera America is countersuing former Current TV owners, former US vice-president Al Gore and co-founder Joel Hyatt, rejecting claims that it withheld funds relating to its buyout of the network. In August, Gore and Hyatt filed a lawsuit accusing Al Jazeera of fraud and breach of contract, alleging that the Qatari company has withheld […]

Gore sues Al Jazeera over Current TV sale

Former US vice-president Al Gore is suing Al Jazeera, claiming the Qatar-based broadcaster has withheld US$65 million owed to him and a partner over the sale of Current TV. Gore and fellow Current TV founder Joel Hyatt have accused Al Jazeera of fraud and breach of contract. The filing, in a Delaware court, alleges that […]

Al Jazeera poaches ABC exec for top US role

Al Jazeera America, the Qatar-owned news broadcaster’s forthcoming US channel, has hired former ABC News executive Kate O’Brian to be its president. O’Brian, the senior VP at ABC News, has overseen the broadcaster’s newsgathering operations since 2007. She will have full responsibility for Al Jazeera America’s strategy and editorial operations, reporting to Al Jazeera executive […]

Current TV eyes sale

International pay TV broadcaster Current TV is eyeing a sale. The company is currently evaluating its strategic options and has hired JP Morgan Chase and the Raine Group to assess its options. One option is to sell the firm, while it is also exploring strategic partnerships with media companies or a new round of venture […]