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UT-TV goes dark on cable

Doug Manchester is no Rupert Murdoch. Rupert is a media mogul, who built his empire from the ground up. He knows how to run a media business, Doug doesn't. They may share conservative views, but that's about it. FOX News while heavily bias, is only a tiny fraction of Murdoch's empire which includes the FOX network, FOX Sports, Wall Street Journal, New York Daily News and media properties in the UK and Australia (among other places). One of the biggest reasons, if not the only reason why Manchester bought the UT (and the smaller newspapers around the county), was to have his own outlet to voice his views and use it as an outlet to promote his own agenda (i.e. Chargers stadium, and continued investment in downtown where of course he owns his own hotel). Manchester's attempt to get into the tv business is quite laughable. UTTV was not another local newschannel, it was another attempt for Doug to promote his agenda to those who can't/won't subscribe to the newspaper. The writing was on the wall from the get-go. There was no distribution with COX right away, that took a few months after the channel had launched, and of course as has been mentioned- no deal with TWC. I should point out that at the time that UTTV launched, it was either Manchester or Lynch who said that they had initially approached several local tv stations to partner up in this new venture. Some refused while others did not offer what Manchester and Lynch wanted, thus they decided to go into the venture by themselves. I'm a bit surprised that KUSI was not involved in any way shape or form with Manchester/Lynch and UTTV. KUSI has been leaning right in their coverage for while now and Lynch had a relationship with the McKinnons (KUSI's owners) while he was running Broadcasting Company of the Americas. During Lynch's tenure there, KUSI provided hourly news updates to the Mighty 1090 and they had a segment on Friday's morning newscast. That ended, and here we are with this failed experiment. Like I said, the writing was on the wall from the get-go and they continued with the uphill battle.
— February 28, 2014 1:39 a.m.
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