Networks Could Ditch Free TV


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Networks Could Ditch Free TV

Free Broadcasters In Peril

… screams the headline in the “ink on paper” version of the story in today’s Newsday. (Page A34)

AP Business Writer Andrew Vanacore quotes Rupert Murdoch saying “(programming) can no longer be supported solely by advertising revenues.”

The article touches on how the networks are attempting to boost their revenues from retransmission fees and possibly by ditching their OTA affiliates and becoming dual revenue stream cable nets.

(Newsday’s on-line version carries the wire version headline. And the on-line versions are longer than the print version.)