TVNewser Show TVNewser FishbowlDC AgencySpy TVSpy LostRemote PRNewser SocialTimes AllFacebook 10,000 Words GalleyCat UnBeige MediaJobsDaily

Amusement Business no longer a business

Just a week after CBS announced it was getting out of the amusement park business, the 112 year old Amusement Business announced it was getting out of the covering-amusement-parks-business.

Carnivale S1 - Come one come all (200w).jpg
Hmm. Coincidence?

Not really.

“Industry consolidation in the core festival, fair, carnival and theme park markets continued to put the brand in a challenged position over the last several years,” said Tony Uphoff, president of the film & performing arts group at VNU Business Media, in a statement.

Personally, we think that after HBO cancelled “Carnivale,” the writing was on the wall. Or to use a turn of phrase carnies would understand, “Management isn’t going to like it.”

Mediabistro Course

Freelancing 101 Online Boot Camp

Freelancing 101Starting April 28, this online event will show you the best way to start your freelancing career, from the first steps of self-advertising and marketing, to building your schedule and managing clients. By the end of this online boot camp you will have a plan for making a profitable career as a freelancer, and the skill set to devote yourself to it. Register now!