Originally posted on Variety:
On the day of its debut, Al Jazeera America filed suit against AT&T’s U-verse on Tuesday after the telco dropped the upstart news channel.
In a statement, Al Jazeera America said that it “made a decision to seek judicial intervention in its dispute with AT&T. Unfortunately AT&T’s decision to unilaterally delete Al Jazeera America presented us with circumstances that were untenable — an affiliate that has willfully and knowingly breached its contractual obligations.”
Al Jazeera filed its claim against AT&T in Delaware Chancery Court, citing wrongful termination of an affiliation agreement and failure to carry its signal. It claims breach of contract and seeks a judgment that AT&T is obligated to carry the channel.