In 2000 TVB began issuing two-year forecasts instead of its traditional one-year forecast. "The structure of the business has changed dramatically since the Olympics switched to a two-year frequency," said TVB President Chris Rohrs. "Odd years will always face tough comparisons to even years, when spending on both the Olympics and political ads show up. Therefore, we think a two-year forecast is called for."
TVB's predictions for 2004 were as follows:
TVB estimates -- derived from a consensus of Wall Street and financial analysts, station representative firms, and independent TVB research -- represent national averages. Individual firms and stations may produce varied results based on a number of factors, including market size, region of the country, and affiliation.
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