LIN CEO Predicts Local Eclipse of Syndication

By Andrew Gauthier 


LIN TV CEO Vincent Sandusky joined the chorus of station-group executives suggesting that prices for syndicated programming may have reached an apex.

Instead, replacing it with local programming can pull in higher ratings and boost the bottom line with the lower costs.


As for off-network sitcoms, Sandusky indicated that syndicators are seeking inflated prices and longer contracts that could outlive a show’s popularity. More…