Read this: Local TV Creates Hurdle to Streaming
Summary: Networks need the affiliates because, beyond the stations they own, the affiliates are the ones that actually negotiate with traditional cable and satellite providers for carriage fees, after securing exclusive access to their network's programming in their market. One network, CBS, has had great success getting its affiliates to put their feeds on CBS All Access, its 6-a-month service that combines live streams of local CBS stations with a Hulu-like library of on-demand CBS content. - www.wsj.comwww.wsj.comLocal TV Creates Hurdle to Streaming…
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