Al Jazeera English enters DC market

Washington, DC, will get another around-the-clock news network next month, albeit a somewhat unconventional one.

Al Jazeera English will begin broadcasting in the...

Washington, DC, will get another around-the-clock news network next month, albeit a somewhat unconventional one.

Al Jazeera English will begin broadcasting in the nation’s capital on July 1. It’s now only carried 24 hours a day in Toledo, OH, and Burlington, VT. Although the network has journalists in the US, cable providers have almost entirely ignoredit, making Al Jazeera English unavailable to most American consumers.

A Zogby International poll conducted in April foundthat nearly three in 10 (29%) US consumers said they would watch Al Jazeera if available.

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