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    From: jmsatb5@aol.com (Jms at B5)
 Subject: Attn: JMS, re: B5 and DS9.
      To: rec.arts.sf.tv.babylon5.moderated  
    Date: 5/12/1999 2:18:00 PM  

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> Since WB owns B5 lock, stock, & copyright (barrel)...
>why doesn't WB put it on their own network? They could teach UPN
>what good quality shows can do for the bottom line. And they have
>a vast worldwide network of B5 fans to draw from.

You have to understand WB's corporate structure. It is not really one company;
it is a series of mini-kingdoms who are all supposed to be competing with each
other to make their division the most profitable. (It was actually *designed*
in this dysfunctional fashion, believe it or not, because the then-head of the
studio, now gone, thought it was a Good Idea, that it would spur
competitiveness.)

Result is...one division would slit its own wrist before it would do anything
to help another division. Also the WB network has its own development slate,
and they want to control what they develop for their audience, so they would
not take a creative fait accompli.

jms

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