The Fashion Channel (TFC) was a widely available niche cable network which only offers fashion-oriented programming. It was very successful until other regular networks began to copy its concept and take market share of it, which as a result, had a severe negative effect on TFC’s advertising revenue and affiliate fees. The problem is how to develop the segmentation and positioning, change the current content of programming, and reach the target customers, so as to get back those market shares from competitors, create more revenues and maintain TFC’s early standing. There were several hundred competitors in this industry and they took note of TFC’s concepts. TFC faced double-edged competition rendering it have to focus on not only ratings and demographics but also program subjects. Moreover, surveys showed that TFC had the lowest indexes, which actually made its affiliate fee at the low end as well. At the same time, the target
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