NPR just wiped the floor with Vision Media, the company that demands big bucks from non-profits and startups to pay for what they say will be a retired and beloved anchorman Hugh Downs-hosted public TV show about them. Invariably, NPR found, the shows never broadcast and the limited few that do air as paid commercials. Once again, it just goes to show, never do business with anyone from Boca Raton.
Perhaps the All Things Considered piece encourage Vision Media to drop their frivolous lawsuit against a message board operator that had the temerity to allow anonymous users to post about their experiences with the company and link to Times articles about their dealings.
Sold Documentaries On Public TV, Firms Get Ads [NPR]
Vision Media’s Claims Panned by NPR; Will Hugh Downs Stand Up for His Principles? [Public Citizen Consumer Law & Policy Blog]
Vision Media Tries To Squash Blogging Of Public Documents Re:Frivolous Lawsuit
Ripoff Video Maker “Vision Media Television” Renames As “Great America HD”
So-Called PBS “Production Company” Sues Blogger For $20 Million