Fox Affiliate Execs Gather for ‘Emergency Meeting’

By Mark Joyella Comment


At least 60 executives–representing major station groups–have called an “emergency meeting” in Dallas today to discuss the relationships between the FOX affiliates and the network. According to a report in Broadcasting and Cable, the “hastily scheduled” meeting reflects concern among station groups about the renewal of affiliation agreements:

The meeting is “to discuss a variety of challenges, issues and opportunities,” said Jeff Rosser, Fox affiliates board chairman, in an email to group leaders. Rosser noted “new demands being made by Fox, especially at a time when Fox primetime is down significantly.”