So there’s this big dustup between Time Warner Cable (a.k.a. the pipeline) and Fox Broadcasting (a.k.a. the content) about renegotiating their cablecast contract. Seems that Fox wants a big bump to allow Time Warner to cable the network into untold households.
Of course, whenever faced with a business/PR kerfuffle, right-thinking corporations turn to marketing.
Then again, Time Warner might be playing hardball because no Fox means more (Time Warner-owned) CNN.
A similar situation might soon play out in Boston, where Comcast is the major cable provider. Comcast is in the process of acquiring NBC Universal, which could raise conflicts of its own.
The Friday edition of the Times also featured a Comcast ad about the NBC merger headlined “Infinite Possibilities.”
For NBC’s competitors, finite possibilities is more like it.