Channel One's future in question

PRIMEDIA Inc., the New York-based media conglomerate that owns Films Media Group and Channel One, the for-profit television news network for schools, has announced plans to classify its educational segment as a "discontinued operation" in its 2006 tax filings.

The move has fueled speculation that the struggling--and controversial--news network eventually will be dismantled or sold. Despite the rumors, however, company spokeswoman Amanda Cheslock told eSchool News that it is "business as usual" at Channel One, which airs daily news broadcasts supplemented with advertisements to more...

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