Is Facebook’s ‘TV-Like Programming’ Really ‘TV Lite’?


If you believe The Wall Street Journal, then you better run for the hills, you station affiliate owners. Or, after the NAB Show, just stick around and see some pawn stars since your business is about to be seriously challenged by Facebook.

Yes, Facebook is ramping up its plans for video programming — “TV-like original programming,” the Journal‘s Deepa Seetharaman and Jack Marshall reported March 3.

But, should broadcast TV’s C-Suite be holding emergency meetings about this? Do key TV industry executives such as Perry Sook, David Amy and Bob Sullivan have a fan-and-friend menace on their hands?

We don’t think so.

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