AP Cuts TV Rates

By Andrew Gauthier 


News will cost less under rate assessment reductions approved for television stations by the Associated Press Board of Directors. Newspaper and radio rates had previously been reduced.

Under the plan approved last week, AP will reduce local TV members’ basic text assessments by 10% in 2010. The amount of rate reduction per station varies depending on the level of services received. At its annual meeting in April, The Associated Press announced assessment reductions for member newspapers, the second year rates were reduced. The AP said member radio rates were adjusted several years ago to include added discounts, day-part service options and barter pricing. More…