I don't mean this as a political comment so I hope it's OK. I am glad that AJ is available on Directv and I hope it will soon be in HD. I understand that an HD feed is available for those systems that want to carry it. However, in the interest of real diversity of programming why not add The Blaze?
Got nothing to do with diversity. Directv, in their dispute with Viacom, derided channels that are available via independent steaming means. They cited that as a reason to lower the prices. Not keep them from increasing, they asked for them to be lowered.
That and directv not thinking the channel helps them, why add it? It is available to anyone with the Internet and it ain't settin the world on fire. (Semi deliberate pun.)
Al Jazeera is owned by the same folks that own Bein. I'm sure there are deals being made.
But it comes down to the same reasons any channel is offered. It is a business decision. Cost versus income. Period.
You'd think that good American conservative entrepreneurs would understand that. (That was not a political comment; I think good American conservatives understand a lot. This is just a rabid fan base with the Blaze.)
Edit to add: I see Stuart said it simpler and quicker than I did.
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Edited by tonyd79, 20 August 2013 - 05:03 PM.