Two days shy of its first birthday, Fox Business Network is celebrating with increased distribution. Mike Reynolds of Multichannel News reports, “FBN recently signed deals with U.S. Cable and Insight Communications, which next month will begin making FBN available in standard-definition in all of its markets, including Columbus, Ohio, and Louisville, Ky., and its HD feed in many of them.”
According to an exec from Insight, FBN has been one of the most requested channels since its launch adding that Dave Ramsey has a strong following in Louisville.
According to Reynolds’ sources, FBN is also “closing in on a deal with one of three main holdouts: Dish Network, Cablevision and Cox.” Fox Business launched Oct. 15, 2007 with 30 million subscribers. But the end of this month that number will be 43 million. CNBC is in 97 million homes.