By all accounts, this year’s Fox affiliates meeting at the NAB convention went significantly better than last year’s.
Last April’s meeting between Fox executives and affiliate representatives amounted to a retrains shakedown, with Fox demanding that affiliates share a significant portion of the revenue they generate from carriage deals. At the meeting this week, the focus was on the positive.
“It was 180 degrees different. It was positive,” Jon Hookstratten, Fox executive VP of network distribution, told B&C. “People are very excited about having live sports on Saturday nights. After what we went through last year, it feels good.” Read more