We’re introducing a new news channel to the DIRECTV channel lineup. Al Jazeera America now takes the place of Current TV on Channel 358. Headquartered in New York City and with bureaus in 12 cities across the country, Al Jazeera America offers in-depth news that focuses on the significance of news stories to everyday Americans.
Earlier this year, Current TV was sold to Al Jazeera and has been rebranded as Al Jazeera America, an entirely new network focused on news here in the U.S. and run separately from Al Jazeera Arabic, or Al Jazeera English, which will eventually be phased out in the U.S.
Al Jazeera America brings you breaking reports, in-depth coverage of ongoing stories, sports, business, lifestyle and investigative journalism, and news documentaries. Familiar faces on the channel include world-class journalist Soledad O’Brien, former chief business correspondent at CNN Ali Velshi, former CBS News anchor Joie Chen, and former NBC Nightly News anchor John Seigenthaler. Al Jazeera America is available to all customers who subscribe to the XTRA package or above.