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Al Jazeera and AT&T reach US accord

June 11, 2014

By Chris Forrester

Qatar-based Al Jazeera has settled its dispute with US telecoms giant AT&T over the telco’s refusal to carry the Al Jazeera America channel.

The two have asked a Delaware judge to dismiss the claim, which centres on Al Jazeera’s wish to see its English-language channel carried on AT&T’s U-verse pay-TV bouquet.

The squabble centred on the terms of a carriage deal, and the Qatari news channel had argued that U-verse had broken and terminated a contract.

The end result will see Al Jazeera America carried by U-verse, although details of the actual settlement have not been made public.

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