Archive for February, 2012

New Network of News for Disney and Univision

Tuesday, February 7th, 2012

The move to change the landscape in news has changed over the years. The road has not been paved with success. The internet and cable has created news alacarte so if you want right just watch right if you want left just watch left. We heard a story that the Walt Disney Company may join Univision, the dominant Spanish-language broadcaster in the United States, in starting an English-language cable news channel. It could be pretty strong as it will combine the resources of Disney’s ABC News and Univision’s news division to rival established news entities like Fox News Channel, MSNBC and CNN. It would be aimed at English-speaking Hispanics in the United States, whose numbers are growing. The best part is this would go head to head with CNN who really cannot take any more competition. We think if you follow the money this is a way for ABC news to use the cable subscription business to offset the cost of a costly newsroom in a public station. This is not a new idea over at the alphabet network as some may remember a partnership with Bloomberg TV. The way this works is Disney brings the hammer of ESPN, Disney to the table and getting a deal as a package is very attractive as opposed to new start up trying to gain carriage from cable and satellite distributors that are reluctant to add more channels.

Politics always a shuffle

Friday, February 3rd, 2012

When you look at politics on a whole it does make you wonder sometimes. There is always something that breaks across party lines and this frustrating but does make sense. Then there are the other things that puzzle the imagination on so many levels, which transcend politics. This is one of those things the debate coach who worked with Mitt Romney is no longer with the campaign. This makes no sense of course because we just watched two better performances in Florida so you would think that guy is a lock to stay on the Republican’s presidential campaign. Yu have done really well lately so hit the bricks Brett O’Donnell, he was the same person that coached 2008 nominee John McCain. This would have been a reason not to hire him but no reason was given why the end has come at this time. Bad luck is following O’Donnell as he also coached congress woman Michele Bachmann until she dropped out of the race. Really crazy as those debates in Tampa and Jacksonville key to the Romney win over Newt Gingrich in the Florida primary.