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SBD/June 2, 2011/Media
Published June 2, 2011
FLIPPING POSITIONS: Time Warner Cable President, Chair & CEO Glenn Britt indicated that broadband has "taken pay TV's spot as the industry's basic service." Britt said, "It has become our primary product. People are telling us that if they were down to their last dollar, they would drop broadband last." When asked about retransmission fees, Britt said, "We are not ... saying we shouldn't pay. We shouldn't have public fights about it" (HOLLYWOOD REPORTER, 6/2).
WELCOME ABOARD: Rogers Sportsnet has hired former Globe & Mail columnist Michael Grange for both Sportsnet.ca and Sportsnet Radio The Fan 590. Grange will write for the website and continue as a guest and rotating host on several Sportsnet Radio programs (Rogers Sportsnet).