Al Jazeera America, which was shut down in April after losing millions of dollars and failing to find an audience in the U.S., is back, but this time as a digital news channel.
The news channel—called Al Jazeera English—is offering a free live stream through its website and other platforms.
Besides the website, the channel can be accessed by IOS and Android mobile apps; Amazon Fire TV; Android TV; Apple TV; and Roku, as well as podcasts on iTunes.
“In a world seemingly beset by rising bigotry and extremism, Al Jazeera English provides a wider scope of information, insight and understanding. We are delighted to bring this independent and thought-provoking content to the U.S. market,” Giles Trendle, acting Managing Director of Al Jazeera English, said in a statement this week.
That’s pretty rich coming from a channel owned by the Qatari government, which is known for its Muslim Brotherhood ties and general disdain for the U.S. and Israel.
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