Fox Tries to Gain Leverage Over Affiliates on Live Streaming

Fox recently started a national 24-hour feed for Hulu Live TV subscribers that live in 70+ markets where Fox does not have an agreement in place with the local broadcast station.

Local broadcasters argue that Fox is offering 50% less than ABC/NBC/CBS for similar licensing agreements.

Negotiating leverage — The viewer is not missing out on Fox broadcast content (primetime shows, etc.).

NBC Chairman Bob Wright floated a similar idea in early 2000’s.

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