How Much Would You Pay To See Bill O’Reilly Being, Well, Bill O’Reilly, Online? Murdoch Isn’t Sure How Much, But Insists You Will Pay Something

Aug 6, 2009  •  Post A Comment

It’s that now overly familiar question: Will people pay to read and see news and opinion online?

News Corp owner Rupert Murdoch, whose Wall Street Journal is the poster-child for paid content, now insists that all of the websites of his news properties—including Fox News–will go to some sort of pay model online in the next year.

Murdoch made his comments in a conference all with analysts and reporters Wednesday, as News Corp. announced its latest financial results. Here’s the take from paidContent.org.

In the same conference call Chase Carey, the former long-time News Corp executive who recently returned to the company to replace COO Peter Chernin, said he was not enamored of the TV Everywhere concept. That’s the plan Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes has come up with to enable cable subscribers to see cable programming online. The plan does not require users to pay any additional fees to see the programs online; only that it can be authenticated that they are indeed paying cable subscribers. Carey didn’t say he had another plan, only that he thought a better one could be thought up.

—Allison J. Waldman and Chuck Ross

7 Comments

  1. I wouldn’t pay a nickel to watch a screaming retard like O’Reilly.

  2. His guests make his show. O’Reilly himself, well, he’s insufferably arrogant. I think I’ve had enough after last nights show when he tried to match wits with Dennis Miller. The Miller segment has made watching this show worthwhile, but O’Reilly seems to have a word counter in his head, and NO guest is EVER allowed to finish a segment speaking more words than he does, including Miller. But last night, he actually tried to be funnier than Miller, and you could see Miller STRAINING to keep from rolling his eyes.
    I think I’ve had enough of this show. And I won’t be paying to watch on the internet, either.

  3. Yes, I’d pay. We dropped our satellite service because it was just too outrageously expensive and we mostly watch foxnews anyway. I’d pay a modest amount to be able to pick and choose the shows we like to watch and are missing now.

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