Jon Miller Out At AOL . . .

Posted by: Jon Fine on November 15, 2006

… Randy Falco, President-COO of NBC Uni’s TV Group is in. Very quickly, and hopefully coherently:

1. One outside exec’s quick take: “Maybe they wanted a content guy to back up their positioning as a content company. That’s [been the problem] … great sales team, great traffic, [expletive] content.”

2. If so, well, Yahoo’s current situation may indicate getting the outside content guy is not the best road to go down.

3. Or is the underlying problem not that AOL has spotty content—but that it’s a technology company in which the technology has rarely been as good as it should be? (Try watching a video clip in tmz.com versus watching a video clip on youtube.)

I’m throwing up some quick thoughts at the end of a long day.
Do tell me: What are yours?

Reader Comments

don reed

November 18, 2006 5:37 PM

I WORKED W/FALCO IN NBC'S OPERATONS AND TECHNICAL SERVICES FOR ABOUT A YEAR BACK IN 1980.

GOING WITH THE THEORY THAT A PERSON'S CHARACTER BASICALY REMAINS THE SAME, AOL IS THE WINNER AND NBC IS THE LOSER.

THE QUESTION REMAINS, WITH LENO LEADING THE NATION LAUGHING AT WHAT'S LEFT OF AOL, WHAT DIFFERENCE CAN ANY ONE PERSON MAKE IN SUCH A SITUATION?

AND HOW HOW BAD ARE THINGS AT NBC THAT SOMEONE OF FALCO'S STATURE WOULD AGREE TO WORK FOR AOL?

OPTMISTICALLY YOURS,

DON REED (NBC 1980-84)

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