Phoenix Airport Bans Cable News on TVs

By Andrew Gauthier 

The Arizona Republic

Fox News and CNN won’t be playing on the flat-screen TVs that bring the world to passengers at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport‘s Charles L. Williams Terminal.

The airport’s governing board is handing the remote control to a firm that specializes in airing flight information and other relevant programming on big-screen televisions.

The contract with ProDIGIQ Inc., approved Monday by the airport’s governing board, removes the board and airport staff from any television network-selection controversy among passengers while creating an advertising revenue stream for Gateway, said Brian Sexton, airport spokesman. More…