Al Jazeera America sues AT&T

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"We had no choice but to take this action and to enforce Al Jazeera America's rights under its agreement with AT&T — and to compel AT&T to do the right thing," Al Jazeera America said in a statement.

“Al Jazeera America's strong hope is to resolve this matter quickly so that AT&T's customers will have access to our unbiased, fact-based and in depth coverage of the news that is important to Americans.”

Al Jazeera America bought Current TV, which AT&T had been offering to its U-Verse customers.

But AT&T said it dropped the channel because the companies were unable to "come to terms on a new agreement" and due to "certain breaches" of the existing agreement.