[UPDATED] Al Jazeera in talks to acquire Current TV

Brian Stelter reports Al Jazeera “is putting the final touches” on a deal to take over Al Gore’s Current TV. UPDATE: The deal is done. Stelter has updated his piece and has some tidbits on Twitter.

He writes:

Current will provide the pan-Arab news giant with something it has sought for years: a pathway into American living rooms. Current is available in about 60 million of the 100 million homes in the United States with cable or satellite service.

I quickly checked to see what ex-Current anchor Keith Olbermann had to say about this; nothing as of 7:35 p.m. ET.

* Al Jazeera is said to be acquiring Current TV (nytimes.com)