Networks Shell Out for Royal Wedding Pundits

Broadcasters in bidding wars to sign British personalities

British television has long shelled out the big bucks to hire personalities to cover major state events. Now, American networks are following suit, signing British pundits to both long-term and short-term contracts to cover Friday’s Royal Wedding. Because networks will all be airing the same camera feed of the ceremony, says the New York Times, there is fierce competition to hire talent to help their networks stand out as they fill the hours of time before and after the ceremony.