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Al Jazeera America will shut down its cable TV network in April

Al Jazeera is backing down from its attempt to break into the US television news market, less than three years after its high-profile debut in America. The Qatar-based company announced Wednesday that it will shut down cable channel Al Jazeera America and its digital operations in April, squeezed by falling oil prices, a fiercely competitive […]

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Turner Broadcasting wants you to watch longer TV commercials, but there’s an upside – Quartz

Time Warner is trying to reinvent the commercial breaks you love to hate. The media conglomerate is betting that consumers would rather watch longer ads than shorter, more frequent ones. Rather than sprinkling five to 10 30-second commercials throughout a program, Time Warner’s Turner Broadcasting division will begin airing breaks with two- to three-minute commercials, […]