Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Fox Does Indeed Launch New Network

Popsurfing told you about it yesterday. Today it's the headline on The Hollywood Reporter: Fox is using the stations abandoned after the merger of The WB and UPN to launch a new network that will be programmed in part by nightly soaps, the telenovelas pioneered in Latin America and suddenly all the rage for the major networks. The channel will be called, uninspiringly, My Network TV and launches in September. You read it here first and there second.
"Frankly it's an opportunity to make money for the television stations," said Fox Television Stations chairman Roger Ailes at a Wednesday news conference announcing the deal.
Uh, yes, that would be the general idea of any business, surely.

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