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Re: Hoping the FIOS will not put Al Jezeera on our system
film111
Specialist

@bobbo527 wrote:

It is already available, channels 114 and in HD on channel 614


But only if you pay for it.  It (along with Sony Movie Channel HD and America 1 HD) are only on the Ultimate packages.

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Re: Hoping the FIOS will not put Al Jezeera on our system
Justin46
Legend

@film11 wrote:

@bobbo527 wrote:

It is already available, channels 114 and in HD on channel 614


But only if you pay for it.  It (along with Sony Movie Channel HD and America 1 HD) are only on the Ultimate packages.


Incorrect. I have the Extreme package and I have Al Jazeera on 114 and 614, watch the HD channel at least some on most nights that I am home, have it in my Favorites, overall a pretty good news channel I think.

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Re: Hoping the FIOS will not put Al Jezeera on our system
film111
Specialist

Justin, seems I have it now.  It wouldn't come in directly.  But when I tuned in to the standard channel and then hit the "Warch in HD" button, it came on.  Tried the same trick with the other channels I mentioned but it didn't work with those, so I guess they will stay on just the Ultimate package..

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Why is Verizon pushing Al Jazeera on us?
tkenda11
Enthusiast

I would rather have another vapid shopping network than this anti-American/anti-western/anti-human dreck.

I would never choose to pay for Al Jazeera, but Verizon is so diverse and politically correct that they miss the fact that in all probabiity the large majority of their subscribers would be offended by the inclusion of this content if they ever watched it.

Give me 24-hours or Barney and Friends before this garbage.

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Re: Hoping the FIOS will not put Al Jezeera on our system
tkenda11
Enthusiast

Al Jazeera is the most slanted "news" to be found. I'd even trust MSNBC, CNN, or the Cartoon Network ahead of such trash.

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Re: Why is Verizon pushing Al Jazeera on us?
somegirl
Champion

@tkenda11 wrote:

I would rather have another vapid shopping network than this anti-American/anti-western/anti-human dreck.

I would never choose to pay for Al Jazeera, but Verizon is so diverse and politically correct that they miss the fact that in all probabiity the large majority of their subscribers would be offended by the inclusion of this content if they ever watched it.

Give me 24-hours or Barney and Friends before this garbage.


Can you clarify what's "anti-American/anti-western/anti-human" about Al Jazeera? Looking at their site, it pretty much just looks like news.

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Re: Why is Verizon pushing Al Jazeera on us?
mertisrules
Newbie

It does seem like there are many channels and even duplicate channels in the packages that I would not choose to have.

However, upon further investigation, you will find that Al Jazeera America is an American news channel not:

'anti-American/anti-western/anti-human dreck.' In fact, if anyone were to watch it, they would conclude that for themselves. More like BBC World News than CNN Fox or MSNBC. I'm actually glad to have more competition in the news broadcast market. 

And with Verizon's pro business and right to work aggressive stance in the marketplace, I sincerely doubt any 'pollitically correct' agenda.

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Re: Why is Verizon pushing Al Jazeera on us?
tkenda11
Enthusiast

A lot of things look like news, e.g., Pravda and Der Stürmer.

Start with the fact that Al Jazeera is owned by the government of Qatar. You can't even say that about CNN.

You can be fed small doses of poison without noticing. Then you're dead.

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Re: Why is Verizon pushing Al Jazeera on us?
tkenda11
Enthusiast
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Re: Why is Verizon pushing Al Jazeera on us?
CRobGauth
Super User
Super User

This is separate from Al Jazeera America.

This is an online media channel that looks like they have a lot of videos.

We all have different tastes.

Some will like Al Jazeera. Some will hate it.
Same is true for Fox, CNN, MSNBC, etc.

A lot of people would only like to pay for channels they watch and not others.

Maybe one day that will come.

Until then, you have to pay for channels you don't like and so do I.

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