Al Jazeera America Launches Today on DISH

Looking for a different news experience? Al Jazeera America premiers this afternoon on DISH with a full lineup of news, business and documentary programming. The new 24/7 news channel pledges fact-based coverage of U.S. and world news, along with in-depth reporting and investigative programs. Former NBC News anchor John Seigenthaler is slated to host the nightly news updates, and former CBS News correspondent Joie Chen will chair the flagship news magazine, America Tonight. Al Jazeera Image You can find out if Al Jazeera America is available in your area here. No stranger to controversy, the Qatar-based Al Jazeera media network broadcasts to more than 250 million households in 130 countries around the world. Al Jazeera America is headquartered in New York and operates bureaus in 12 U.S. cities with nearly 900 reporters and staff.