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As White House officials monitor the chaotic developments in Egypt, many television sets in the West Wing are tuned to Al Jazeera English, the sister channel of the popular Arabic-language news network.
But that's one of the few places in the United States where people can watch the Doha, Qatar-based Al Jazeera English on television. Four years after its launch, the network's reach is largely limited to Washington, Toledo, Ohio, and Burlington, Vt. — the result of its inability to secure deals with major cable and satellite operators.
I see that I wasn't the only one.
American viewers have flocked to its website as it provides a nonstop live stream of its television feed. Traffic is up 2,500% since Friday, with nearly half of it coming from the United States, according to network officials.
Time Warner and Comcast declined to comment Monday on whether they would be interested in carrying Al Jazeera English.
Originally posted by pez1975
i watch it on my phone sometimes im surprised the cable company's dont carry also. if they let fox news on why not this