Hank Price: “The commitment of local broadcasters and their owners to the communities they serve is legendary. No corporation is perfect, nor is every policy. Employees have the right to disagree and should do so when they believe something is wrong, though hopefully not on a public forum.”
Is the loss of newspapers also the loss of basic information, deep reporting, investigations, even democracy its self? I don’t think so. Leading television stations are the natural candidates to become the trusted source, and many will.
There is every reason to believe advertising will continue to be the lifeblood of television, but the continuing growth of retransmission consent should remind us that future opportunities are unlimited.
The sooner we get to a fully measured consumer experience the better for everyone — stations, advertisers and consumers. Nielsen is the leading candidate to do that, but, make no mistake, someone will make it happen.
Hank Price: The relationship between Viacom and CBS is a long and complicated one.