Sadusky: All Eyes On Freedom TV Group

LIN Media CEO Vince Sadusky says that the winning bid for the troubled Freedom stations will be “an important benchmark for the TV broadcasting industry.” Sadusky reiterated that LIN Media could be a buyer or seller in a revived station market. He also says he can see day when retrans fees exceed $1 per sub, per month.

LIN: Local Shows Giving Syndie Competition

LIN TV CEO Vincent Sandusky joined the chorus of station-group executives suggesting that prices for syndicated programming may have reached an apex. Instead, replacing it with local programming can pull in higher ratings and boost the bottom line with the lower costs. As for off-network sitcoms, Sandusky indicated that syndicators are seeking inflated prices and longer contracts that could outlive a show’s popularity.