AP unveils local tickers

You know those news tickers on all the national cable news nets? They could
be coming to a TV station near you.

The Associated Press has just told stations about 10 topical tickers with
thousands of headlines that will be available 24 hours a day for on-air and
online use.

According to AP spokesman John Jones, he had had 15 calls about the service
within an hour or two of information the stations of its availability. A couple
have even already signed up.

John Eggerton

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.