Current Media, LLC, known simply as Current, is a media company that broadcasts the channel Current TV. The company, initially named INdTV Holdings, was founded in 2002 by former U.S. Vice President Al Gore and businessman Joel Hyatt.Current TV went on the air in the U.S. at midnight EDT on the morning of August 1, 2005.
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Current Media is owned by the Qatar-based broadcaster Al Jazeera, which announced its acquisition on January 2, 2013
Al Jazeera has stated that it plans on shutting down the Current TV channel, retaining its off-air staff and launching a new New York-based channel called Al Jazeera America using Current’s distribution network. It also plans on scrapping the channel’s programming lineup and brand. Previously, Gore, Hyatt, and Ronald Burkle each held a sizable stake in Current, and Comcast and DirecTV each held a smaller stake.Al Jazeera America plans to launch and replace Current on August 20, 2013