Comcast blowing up CN8
Fri Jun 30 22:00:37 EDT 2006
What does this mean for NECN? Perhaps channel space for a
Comcast Sports Net New England some day down the road?
>From part of an Associated Press story:
"Comcast Corp. is expected to unveil in September a revamped
24-hour cable news, entertainment and sports channel for the
Northeast that focuses on regional coverage rather than local
CN8, The Comcast Network, has been restructuring its lineup of
shows to appeal to a broader audience, replacing programs seen
only in specific markets with shows broadcast throughout the
region, officials said.
'Now our lineup will be consistent wherever we air,' Comcast
Eastern Division spokeswoman Beth Bacha said.
About 46 jobs will be cut as a result of two programs being
dropped ä a Philadelphia newscast and a program about New
England issues and politics called ààNitebeat.áá Staff from
'Sports Pulse,' which is also being cut, will be reassigned to
another sports program."
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