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Al Jazeera wants to broadcast in Baltic

But Comedy Channel may win the day

Qatar's Al Jazeera channel wants to broadcast its programs in the Baltic states and establish representative offices in Riga and Vilnius.

Vladas Straupas, Director of Lithuania’s broadcaster Balticum, a broadcast application from Al Jazeera was received three months ago. Straupas told the Lithuanian newspaper Vakaru ekspresas that his company had not yet made a decision, though at present they see no particular reason for including the channel. Straupas suggested a humor channel might better serve Lithuanians.