Gee, you mean there’s not enough room in the cable universe for a cheap ripoff of MSNBC and the actual thing?
Al Gore’s Current TV has bigger problems to deal with than a potential lawsuit from fired news anchor Keith Olbermann – namely not getting kicked off Time Warner Cable for low ratings.
According to three sources with knowledge of the situation, Time Warner Cable Inc’s carriage agreement with Current TV stipulates that, if the left-leaning political news network fails to meet a minimum threshold for overall viewers in a given quarter, financial penalties such as Current TV being required to increase marketing and promotion spending on the cable operator’s systems are triggered.
If Current TV misses the audience benchmark in two consecutive quarters, another clause is triggered that would allow Time Warner Cable to drop the channel. The condition was built into the most recent distribution pact between the two parties, which was signed in 2010.
“Time Warner Cable has been flirting with the idea of pulling Current off its systems for some time now,” said one of the sources, who all spoke on condition of anonymity.
I don’t have Time Warner and my system doesn’t carry Current. Well, it could be there but I haven’t located it, nor made the effort. This money-wasting vanity project probably seemed like a good idea when Gore’s name recognition was peaking five years ago, before the global warming hoax collapsed and his personal foibles tarnished his once clean-cut image.
Pull the plug, fatboy, and save yourself the time and money. Nobody cares what you have to say, so move on and enjoy the money you scammed from the gullible rockheads who bought your tales of impending climate doom.
H/T rd brewer.