Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Two Times Articles, Two Companies, One Pitch...

This New York Times article about Boca Raton based company Vision Media Television (V Media TV) was published in August of 2008. The similarities between Vision Media Television's pitch and that of now defunct tv production company WJMK, chronicled in an article published in the Times in 2003 are uncanny. From initial invite to be featured in a segment, to the revelation that the "featured guest" must pay the production costs, to the inaccurate claims regarding the level of exposure the client will receive, to the deliberate confusion the companies create about their affiliations (or lackthereof) with PBS, the similarities are striking.

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