Networks used to need local affiliates to broadcast their content. Do they still?
NBC head honcho Jeff Zucker insists the network-affiliate model isn't going anywhere, telling affiliates this week:
“We are not abandoning the business of broadcast network television. We are not going direct to cable. We are renewing affiliation agreements. And we are going to be in business together for a long, long time.”
Well, that's nice to hear. Time will tell how long that holds up.