Cross Al Jazeera off the list of potential suitors for the Tennis Channel.
The Qatar-based media giant was mentioned by the New York Post in a story last week as wanting to buy the Tennis Channel.
However, a senior executive with knowledge of Al Jazeera's U.S. media strategy is adamant that there is no such interest in the Tennis Channel. The executive declined to speak on the record because the company did not want to officially comment on idle speculation regarding a financial transaction.
Because Al Jazeera recently spent about $500 million to buy Current TV from Al Gore, it is seen as having deep pockets and an eagerness for more media outlets in the United States.