re: Al Gore's Current TV sells out US operations to Al Jazeera (Posted on 1/2/13 at 6:44 pm to LSURussian)
quote: That translates into almost ZERO advertising rates. More viewers watch C-SPAN than that.
I'm not sure they even have advertising, when I have watched the only thing I recall seeing are pledge drives and the selling of DVD's of their programs, t-shirts, and other stuff
I think it operates more like a local public TV station.
I'd assume the only real value the network has is its access to some viewers on cable and satellite providers.
eta, on further reflection I am certain that is the case as they make a big deal out of receiving no corporation funding/advertising and claim that they are the people's network free of all bias except thier own.