Al Jazeera America was a news and information television network based in the United States that was owned by the Al Jazeera Media Network. It was launched in 2013 as a joint venture between Al Jazeera and Current TV, and it operated until 2016.
Al Jazeera America provided a range of news and information programming, including live and recorded news broadcasts, documentaries, and news specials. The network had a particular focus on international news and events, and it aimed to provide a different perspective on world news than was offered by other major news networks in the United States.
Al Jazeera America was available in over 50 million homes in the United States through cable and satellite providers and was also available online. It was headquartered in New York City and had bureaus and correspondents around the United States and around the world. Despite its efforts to establish itself as a major player in the U.S. news market, Al Jazeera America struggled to gain a significant audience and ultimately ceased operations in 2016.