A Los Angeles Times look at Chase Carey, COO of News Corp. (Nasdaq: NWSA) and heir apparent to the venerable Rupert Murdoch, could be the best signal yet that there's more trouble ahead for service providers who deal with Fox Networks for cable and broadcast programming.
For one thing, Carey is "signaling a new show-me-the-money mantra," the article said, suggesting that the money will come from "subscription payments, whether at the wholesale level from cable TV operators or local TV stations or at the retail level from individuals paying for iPad newspaper subscriptions."
Perhaps even more ominous, Carey is taking a measured, not exactly open, approach to how consumers get Fox content.
"Chase is relentlessly, consistently focused on how that landscape looks and who gets the content, when and on what terms," Jonathan Miller, chief digital officer for News Corp., said in the story.
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