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Web Video’s Effect on TV Industry May Be Overblown

By Staff Published on .

The New York Times’ Freakonomics blog assesses whether Web video is actually hurting the TV industry yet and comes up with a “probably not.” The column starts with a dubious premise (that conventional wisdom holds that Web video may mean the end of TV as we know it), then proceeds to knock it down with alacrity, pointing out that Web video can increase audiences for some programs and citing an interesting working paper by a Wharton economist.
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