Finally, some actual international news instead of the "All Kardashian All The Time" and "Libruls sux" and "Teabaggers have boogers" crap from CNN/FOX/MSNBC and the rest. Getting some BBC, PBS and now AlJazeera will at least provide a broader scope to make an informed opinion. -- Teabaggers: Destroying America is Priority #1
The misinformation about Al Jazeera is the same misinformation that calls BBC a communist network. Seeing news from different points of view opens your eyes and lets you see what the rest of the world is already seeing. The main news networks in the US Fox, CNN, MSNBC are just fall of talking head and entertainment value. American need to see real new.
Just checked Channel 107 in Colorado Springs, and indeed it's Al Jazeera America. Would like to see it in HD. Been following it on my Nexus 7 using Flipboard and find it to be very good. Take a look; you might be surprised.
I am fortunate that I am able to watch news broadcasts from all the networks you mention, plus daily broadcasts from NHK (Japan) and DW Journal (Germany) are also carried on local PBS stations. (France and Poland news are also broadcast, but not in English.)
The various views of the same news story allows me to understand better what is really going on. I've also seen news stories from NHK that I have not seen elsewhere; having a source of news from the Far East is important nowadays.
It's actually quite good (watched a few segments already) and as you point out is a welcome relief from the Rightie and Leftie "entertainment" spin from CNN/Fox/MSNBC. People should actually watch and not presume anything based upon the middle-Eastern name. (Now if only BBC America would give us more news ..)
I'm watching their morning program right now as well. It's actually excellent news - not some BS crap with pop music, or concerts, or something else to make it more appealing... -- "ONE team - ONE city - ONE dream!!"
Just saying but you don't have to watch it if you don't like it. There are a lot of stations I don't usually watch but occasionally when flipping through the guide or stations I find something I like and watch it on one of those stations. Then again there are stations I used to watch all of the time that I hardly watch anymore because they aren't what they used to be.
I watched a couple of news shows over a few days and found that Ali Babba news is just as biased as Fox and Friends...
U.S. news was bland and without editorials (which I liked) BUT... when they switched to Middle East news, they had their reporters in "Palestine" interview some guy who blamed Israel for the atrocities in the West Bank AND Syria. Now, I saw the same story earlier that day on BBC America, and knew it was Hezbollah who fired rockets into Israel, not the other way around. However, you wouldn't know it from Al Jazzera. I guess Qatar is just as anti-Israel as all the other countries over there with more oil than people.
I'm uncomfortable seeing this channel on our system and apparently a lot of advertisers fee the same way.
Yeah, I can understand your view. I don't necessarily agree with it, though.
Personally, I am uncomfortable with the amount I have to pay each month in order to pay for the sports networks that are forced upon me in the bundled packages. I am uncomfortable with my local news being pre-empted when the business of NFL football runs over its allotted time.
It is not that I do not like sports. It is that I do not like the required purchase of overly-commercialized "sports" (that are really corporate entities more than sports) that are prevalent on cable TV. (please note that I do understand that ESPN creates jobs in my state)
I think one channel of alternative viewpoints is worthwhile in light of the nearly dozen sports channels that I am required to pay for.
Kudo to Comcast for carrying this new news channel.