WSJ Addresses The ‘Death’ Of Niche Cable Channels


The concept of bundling has been a sore spot with many in the television industry and the MVPD universe.

Now, The Wall Street Journal has dived into the issue, with staff writers Shalini Ramachandran and Keach Hagey co-penning a piece appearing online Tuesday afternoon that says “the engorged cable-TV bundle is being forced to slim down.”

In particular, the writers took aim at small cable-TV networks that are struggling to survive on “reruns” of classic shows ranging from “Jersey Shore” (currently airing on the recently rebranded MTV Classic) and Tom and Jerry cartoons — a longtime staple of the Boomerang network.

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