Al Jazeera America to shut down in April

Al Jazeera America, which went on the air in 2013 — and is partly funded by the ruling family of Qatar — announced Wednesday it is shutting down at the end of April, citing the “economic landscape of the media environment,” Fox News reports.

Ray Suarez, a Washington, D.C.-based host at the channel, said in an email to Fox News Latino: “We put a good product on the air, with strong content from around the world that you can’t see anywhere else. But … being good isn’t enough on its own in 2016.”

Al Jazeera’s prime-time ratings recently ranged from 20,000 to 30,000 viewers, according to Nielsen data.

The network also said it will be ramping up its digital offerings in the U.S. as it shuts down its news channel.

Source: Al Jazeera America to shut down in April | Fox News

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