Plum TV Fires Back At The Post

Recently, the Post ran a piece claming luxury television network Plum TV was making substantial layoffs. Not so, according to Graham Veysey of Plum TV. In an e-mail to FishbowlNY, Veysey writes:

The New York Post‘s story is untrue. While we did undergo a re-organization of our New York office last week, we did not lay off 20 employees, as reported in the Post and we are not, and do not intend to, close any stations. The truth is we simply streamlined our operation, eliminating eleven jobs in our Manhattan office where people were doing duplicate work. Many jobs were moved to Plum markets. Plum’s essence lies within the unique and individual programming found in each Plum market and we seek to capture the character of our different regional communities. We hope that by reallocating resources we can provide additional support to the smaller regional Plum markets. The business has never been healthier with our 7th and 8th (Sun Valley and Miami Beach) channels launching their first high season this winter, a launch of our 8 websites that are specific to each of the Plum markets, the roll out of a variety of new programming, and a slate of new advertisers for the winter seasons.

Trade pub Cable360 has more info on Plum TV’s expansions. Additionally, both the Sun Valley and Miami Beach Plum TV stations have their websites up.