Fox News Channel may call upon its viewers to help it achieve a fee increase from cable companies who currently pay it an average of 27 cents per subscriber per month. Fox is demanding $1.00 from the cable providers in upcoming contract negotiations. According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Fox plans to yank the channel from balking cable outlets in hopes of "unleashing the wrath of the channel's base of vociferous viewers." Tim Carry, senior vice president of affiliate relations for Fox News, told the newspaper the network believes that getting $1 per subscriber is reasonable, based on the performance of the channel. It is the only news channel that regularly is included among the top ten cable outlets, placing seventh in September, according to Nielsen Research figures released on Tuesday.




27/09/2006