Al-Jazeera America to Join Time-Warner Line-Up

Will reach 15 million more homes


Al-Jazeera America and Time Warner Cable announced Thursday they have struck a deal that allows the new US cable news channel to reach some 15 million more homes.

The channel will be launched on digital basic in Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks markets, including New York, Los Angeles and Dallas, over the next six months, a joint statement said.

"We said in January that we would consider Al-Jazeera America. Now that the channel is live, we think that it would be of value to our customers and are pleased to make it available," said Melinda Witmer, executive vice president at Time Warner Cable.