Al-Jazeera is suing AT&T after the service provider cut Al-Jazeera America, the new English-language cable news network, from programming.
Bloomberg reported that the lawsuit claims that AT&T "acted in bad faith" when it decided not to carry Al-Jazeera America, which launched Aug. 20.
AT&T leaders made that decision because of a contract dispute, Reuters reported Tuesday night.
"We could not reach an agreement with the owner that we believed provided value for our customers and our business," AT&T spokesman Mark Siegel said, according to the report.
The lawsuit also claims that the cable provider just wants to "pocket millions of dollars to which it was not entitled,” also according to Bloomberg.
But AT&T leaders said that Al-Jazeera officials are mischaracterizing the situation, saying that "certain breaches by Al-Jazeera" prompted them to terminate the agreement.
Al-Jazeera America will have 12 bureaus across the United States, including one in Nashville, according to Nooga.com archives.
According to the Los Angeles Times, Al-Jazeera paid $500 million to buy Current TV, a news-talk network co-founded by Al Gore.
The Los Angeles Times reported earlier this month that about 48 million people will be able to watch Al-Jazeera America. That's less than half of the country's 103 million television subscribers, according to the publication.
With the purchase of Current TV, Al-Jazeera acquired the channel's existing distribution deals, also according to the Los Angeles Times.
Locally, EPB and Comcast customers will be able to watch Al-Jazeera America if they have the package that includes the channel.
For EPB, it's Channel 149, and it's Channel 107 for Comcast, officials said.
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