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Advertisers shun Al Jazeera America

Posted By -NO AUTHOR- On 08/19/2013 @ 11:15 am In Front Page,Money,Politics,U.S. | No Comments

(NEW YORK POST) When Al Jazeera America hits the air tomorrow, it will come with a big budget, a global network of 1,000 journalists and a mission to compete with entrenched rivals like CNN, Fox News and MSNBC.

What it won’t have? Advertisers.

The network launches with just six minutes of commercial time an hour — less than half the typical ad load of a cable news channel. Most of those will be in-house promos and local ad spots as national advertisers shun the controversial network.

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