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Hedlund: Clinton good for indie TV

President Clinton’s administration will represent a refreshing change for independent TV station exex, Assn. of Independent Television Stations prez James Hedlund predicted in a speech launching the INTV confab.

Hedlund criticized what he called the “blind spot when it came to diversity in the marketplace” exhibited by the two previous administrations.

“They knew the adjective ‘big’ but not ‘many,’ ” said Hedlund. The “environment” created under Reagan and Bush “was not conducive to independent television … which are providing the real source of diversity to the oligopoly of the Big Three networks and the non-universal offerings of the pay TV industry ,” he said.

Hedlund claimed INTV had a “helluva year” in 1992 with successes such as passage of the cable reregulation bill.

Moreover, it ended ’92 operating “solidly in the black” despite the pullout of Fox O&Os from INTV.

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