Shalom! A New TV News Option Arrives


By Adam R Jacobson

In an era of fake news, trust is perhaps the No. 1 issue of concern among consumers seeking an information source that is unbiased and truthful in its reports.

i24usaCan a new entrant to the U.S. market, with its global headquarters in Israel, do what Al Jazeera America failed to do while trying to steer clear of chatter over cloudy coverage, which has impaired both Russian government-funded RT and Beijing-controlled CCTV America?

Patrick Drahi, the founder and controlling shareholder of Dutch global media giant Altice N.V., certainly thinks so.

That’s why i24 News saw its stateside debut on Monday (2/13) via Altice USA’s Optimum systems across the U.S., and hopes to attract other MVPDs.

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