The great cable TV crisis of 2012 has been resolved, according to The Goracle.
On Friday, Gore and Current TV president David Bohrman said that all was right between Olbermann and Current.
Bohrman said Olbermann was offered the chance to lead election coverage months ago, but turned it down. He has since changed his mind, Bohrman said.
“We had approached Keith about doing election coverage a couple of months ago for the early primaries. He declined,” Bohrman said. “We have now been told by Keith that he will be leading our coverage going forward. And that was what we wanted to do two months ago as we were gearing toward Iowa and New Hampshire, and that’s what we want to have happen now, and that’s what we believe will happen.”
Thanks for clearing that up. Dozens of viewers are thrilled.
Although some are still concerned about the future of the obscure network.
If Keith Olbermann’s rocky relationship with his new bosses at Current TV completely collapses, does the cable network have a plan B?
That’s what cable industry analyst Derek Baine of SNL Kagan is wondering. In a Friday report, Baine notes that if Olbermann leaves, Current will be without its only big-name talent, the one it was banking on to help the channel compete with big boys CNN and MSNBC.
“Current will need to get its programming act together or it could face the possibility of being dropped by some distributors,” Baine wrote.
Maybe they should try a test pattern. It would probably draw more viewers.