9 April 2013 10:15 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Chase Carey, CEO of Fox parent company News Corp., made a seemingly startling statement Monday: There's a chance the Fox Broadcasting Company might transform itself into a cable channel. Appearing at the National Association of Broadcasters convention in Las Vegas, Carey said that if Fox and the other major networks aren't able to derail Barry Diller's signal-swiping service Aereo (which, through tiny antennae, allows people to stream live and recorded broadcast programming on their computers, phones, or tablets, as explained here), then Carey says he's prepared to pull the plug on free, over-the-air broadcasts. “We have no choice but to develop business solutions that ensure we continue to remain in the driver’s seat of our own destiny," the executive explained in a statement released after his speech. Pretty bold words, but the odds of Carey following through on them, at least any time soon, are probably slim. That's because, »


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