Big shift coming for TV? Kill some networks, CEO says


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Big shift coming for TV? Kill some networks, CEO says

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What if the folks at a TV network had a system in place that could vary programming by viewer and TV set? That’s part of what John Martin sees ahead as CEO of Turner, which controls some of the most popular networks on cable. HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM

The head of one of the nation’s biggest cable TV empires says it’s time to say goodbye to a bunch of competing television networks. 

Turner CEO John Martin, who oversees TBS, CNN, Cartoon Network, TNT and other channels, is continuing calls for cable providers to slash how many networks they carry, perhaps leaving only 60. 

>> Which ones should disappear? Find out more, including how Martin intends to ‘sniff” out more information about viewers and launch “personalized” TV, in my latest Unofficial Business column on 

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