Bob Johnson Stresses ‘Must-Carry’

Mar 9, 2009  •  Post A Comment

Bob Johnson, the founder of BET, said he doesn’t see going to straight to cable with his proposed Urban Television network if the FCC doesn’t approve his request for mandatory cable carriage, Broadcasting & Cable reports. “Cable operators today, as Alfred [Liggins], TV One chairman], points out, aren’t chomping at the bit to carry black programming,” Johnson tells the trade paper. “You can’t do it without mandatory carriage.”
—Aimee Picchi

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