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Pilot Season: The Daily Launches

by Allen Weiner  |  February 2, 2011  |  3 Comments

Among the landscape of publications attempting to become pioneers in the era of tablet journalism comes the launch of The Daily, a much ballyhooed iPad daily newspaper offered up by News Corp, owner of such media properties as New York Post, The Wall Street Journal, and Fox Broadcasting. After a two week trial period, sponsored [...]

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Cable Subs Can Go OTT, OTA or Just Say OMG

by Allen Weiner  |  October 17, 2010  |  Comments Off

The news story has received national attention: Some 3 million Cablevision subscribers in New York and New Jersey are being deprived of Fox Network programming because Cablevision, the local cable MSO, and Fox cannot agree to terms on retransmission fees. Fox is looking for $150 million for the coming year for the 12 stations in [...]

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News Corporation Buys Skiff

by Allen Weiner  |  June 14, 2010  |  1 Comment

After lighting up the pundits with some impressive demos and strategic vision as CES 2010, Skiff has been reduced to becoming yet another element in Rupert Murdoch’s puzzling alchemy that masquerades as a digital media strategy. The purchase, along with an investment in news paywall provider Journalism Online, underscores the company’s posture that content should [...]

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And They Would Call The Network, Hulu

by Allen Weiner  |  November 14, 2008  |  Comments Off

Here’s some food for thought: as NBC and Fox plan to share resources, would it make sense for News Corp to spin off Fox Broadcasting and for GE to spin off NBCU and create a new combined network? Imagine the efficiencies. Heck, I’d call the new network Hulu (the name of their online joint venture) [...]

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