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Al Jazeera is making a big purchase: Current TV, the low-rated news channel co-founded by Al Gore.
The New York Times reports that the Qatar-based cable news company is buying Current TV, which had no comment on the possible sale.
Current TV is available in about 60 million of the 100 million homes in the United States with cable or satellite service, which would help Al Jazeera become more prominent in America.
Current TV countersued Keith Olbermann last year after he was fired
According to Nielsen, Current is averaging about 42,000 viewers on a typical night.
Gore and businessman Joel Hyatt launched Current TV in 2005.