For years, the Arab news network Al Jazeera International has been trying to reach a significant audience in America, but did not quite succeed.
The TV network – based in Qatar and funded by the government there – was once seen by many Americans as a network that sympathizes with terrorists.
This view may change with the network's purchase of the an American television news channel.
This week, Al Jazeera bought Current TV, founded and owned by former vice-president Al Gore and his associates.
The deal was reportedly close to $500 million.
The New York Times Media Reporter Brian Stelter said this move represents a huge leap in audience numbers for the Qatari-owned channel.