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Al Jazeera set to launch two sports channels in US

Qatar-based Al Jazeera has announced plans to launch two new sports channels in the US in August, Digital TV Europe has reported. The move follows the recent launch of French sports channels through cable operator Numericable. The new channels will offer a mix of Spanish, French and Italian league football, as well as Copa America football and qualifying matches of South American football teams ahead of the Brazil World Cup in 2014, Al Jazeera said.