Los Angeles resident John Terenzio is demanding more than $5 million in a lawsuit quietly filed in San Francisco Superior Court Tuesday. Al-Jazerra announced Jan. 3 that it would pay $500 million for San Francisco-based Current TV. Terenzio alleges he first brought the idea of the Qatar-owned Al-Jazeera’s purchase of Current TV to board member Richard Blum in July, and he expected to be paid if his plan was used.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm says she soon will leave Current TV, where she has hosted a public affairs program for the past year. Granholm made the announcement in a Facebook post late Wednesday, the same day it was revealed that Pan-Arab news channel Al-Jazeera has acquired Current TV. In the […]
Current TV, the ratings-challenged cable network started by former Vice President Al Gore, has put itself up for sale. “Current has been approached many times by media companies interested in acquiring our company,” CEO Joel Hyatt told the New York Post. “This year alone, we have had three inquiries. As a consequence, we thought it might be useful to engage expertise to help us evaluate our strategic options.”
Current TV has appointed Ashok Sinha vice president of corporate communications, charged with helping expand the network’s publicity efforts “across multiple media platforms.” At Current, he will lead publicity for programming including Viewpoint with Eliot Spitzer, The Bill Press Show and the recently announced The Joy Behar Show, which will premiere this fall. Sinha will report […]
NEW YORK (AP) — Joy Behar is joining Current TV as the host of a prime-time talk show. Behar’s nightly program on cable channel HLN ended in December. Current TV announced Monday that Behar’s new talk show will begin in September and will air Monday through Thursday at 6 p.m. Eastern time. Next week she […]
Al Gore’s Current TV has bigger problems to deal with than a lawsuit from fired news anchor Keith Olbermann — namely not getting kicked off Time Warner Cable for low ratings.
Current TV wasted no time filing a countersuit on Friday in its bitter divorce from Keith Olbermann, the anchor who was expected to be the star and foundation of the cable network’s future.
Keith Olbermann has filed a lawsuit against Current TV, accusing the cable network of “bad faith termination” and breach of contract. The disgruntled former anchor, who has had a tempetuous run at previous networks, is seeking between $50 million and $70 million that he claims is still owed him by Current.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Keith Olbermann is explaining his split with Current TV in decorating terms. In an interview Tuesday with David Letterman for CBS’ “Late Show,” Olbermann compared himself to an expensive chandelier that ended up without a good home because of problems at Current – and his failure to see them. “It’s my […]
The network maintains its top anchor violated his $50 million contract and has replaced him, starting this evening, with a show hosted by former New York governor Elliot Spitzer. Olbermann maintains he will sue his former employer.
NEW YORK (AP) — Current TV is launching a morning talk block with live simulcasts of the radio programs “The Bill Press Show” and “The Stephanie Miller Show.” The TV version of Press’ nationally syndicated radio program will air weekdays from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. Eastern time. The TV simulcast of Miller’s show will […]
NEW YORK (AP) — Former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm will host a new nightly prime-time political talk show on Current TV, the network said Wednesday. “The War Room with Jennifer Granholm” will premiere in January at 9 p.m. Eastern time, following “Countdown with Keith Olbermann.” Granholm, a Democrat, was the first woman to be elected […]
Five months after his abrupt departure from MSNBC, the outspokenly liberal host premiered on the Current TV network Monday night awash in media attention to his arrival at a new home.
NEW YORK (AP) – Keith Olbermann essentially invented the present-day MSNBC, but he didn’t take it with him when he left. As Olbermann prepares for his debut on Current TV on Monday night, the MSNBC he left behind has survived; its boss says it has thrived. The prime-time focus on left-of-center political talk show hosts […]
Keith Olbermann, the former MSNBC anchor and liberal firebrand, will host a primetime program for Current TV, the low-rated cable channel co-founded by Al Gore, starting in the spring.
Ã¯Â»Â¿Ã¯Â»Â¿Ã¯Â»Â¿Ã¯Â»Â¿Ã¯Â»Â¿Ã¯Â»Â¿Keith Olbermann, the former top-rated host of MSNBC’s Countdown, will announce his next television home today, and people familiar with his plans pointed Monday to a possible deal with the public affairs channel Current TV.