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Disasters Highlight Telecom Tensions

by Andrew Frank  |  August 28, 2011  |  4 Comments

Earthquakes and hurricanes may damage lives and property, but they sure don’t hurt the broadcast news business. The serial crises of the summer of 2011 are generating ratings spikes among news channels, with the earthquake driving a 246% jump among Washington DC stations and  the Weather Channel seeing a 288% lift from hurricane Irene. Beyond [...]

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