Do anyone know why E* and D* don't carry it?
why yes I can see noted Republican Charlie Ergen willing to brave the pundit firestorm for putting AJE on his satellite service
It was understanding the several PBS stations had purchased the rights to show BBC World news and that is why BBC-America created BBC World News America. I am not positive of this though. It was a rumor I heard at a local PBS. I do however know that PBS stations who purchase BBC programming pay a fortune for it. I have seen the local PBS's invoice for Vicar of Dibley and although I don't remember the price, it was an OMG moment.
In other words, I am not certian that the BBC hasn't already sold the rights to World News in the US to various PBS stations and is making a lot of money from it.