ABC Starts 24/7 Internet-Based News Channel
from the forget-television... dept
Following the collapse of any plans to merge Disney's ABCNews with AOL-Time Warner's CNN, ABCNews has moved forward with plans to offer their own 24 hour news channel - but this one will be entirely on the web. It's an interesting idea, but at $5/month they may be hard pressed to find enough willing subscribers. While people can be convinced to pay for some video content - straight news probably doesn't fall into that category. There are so many competing free or cheap sources for broadcast news, that it's tough to come up with a justification for paying $5/month for a single channel of regularly repeated news in a tiny, choppy screen.