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Tuesday, October 23 2007

Israeli Cable To Drop CNN For Al-Jazeera

Strange as it sounds, Israel's largest cable TV provider plans to drop CNN for Al-Jazeera English TV for financial considerations. But it's not clear cut that Israeli viewers will tune in. The Jerusalem Post writes:

"It's incomprehensible," Liebes said. "Whatever functions CNN performed, none of them will be performed by Al-Jazeera. It's a whole different kind of person who will watch."


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Quite frankly, would the change be much different at least as far as Mideast coverage is concerned?

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