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Al Jazeera sues AT&T for dropping its American cable news network

Al Jazeera has been working all year to launch an English language cable news network in the United States, but not all went to plan when the channel went live this past Tuesday. ATT cut the channel from its U-verse lineup just hours before Al Jazeera America (AJA) aired, making the network inaccessible to the service provider’s 5 million customers — and leaving AJA with just over 40 million homes on board. Al Jazeera’s now taking ATT to court over the matter, according to documents unsealed this past week, which claim that the service provider “cast around for an excuse to unilaterally terminate the Affiliation Agreement.” The company added in a statement to The New York Times that “We had no choice but to take this action and to enforce Al Jazeera’s rights under its agreement with ATT.” The company also claims that ATT “acted in bad

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