January 13 brought the news that Al-Jazeera America will go off the air in April. Ending a 3-year effort to being old-fashioned investgative reporting back to the airwaves.
The reasons for it’s demise may have been many; the decline in oil prices, the association by many American’s of Al-Jazeera with terrorism. I think some of it may have been a lack of a niche. At the time it debuted; FOX News was targeting that AM-radio set, CNN staking out a middle ground, and MSNBC going after the NPR set.
Since at least Verizon has added channels like NewsMax, One America News, and even Glen Beck’s The Blaze channel to the lineup. I would expect them, like PennLive.com, to further reach out to the mobile estates.