Tightening The Belt at Fox O&O's

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FTVLive has been telling you about the budget tightening at the Fox Owned and Operated stations.

FTVLive has told you that O&O's are taking the usual steps with no unapproved overtime, no purchase of stringer videos, ect. 

We also have heard that at least two of the O&O's are telling job candidates that they can not fly in any job applicants. In other words if you want to pitch the job, you have to fly yourself in for the interview. 

Sources also tell FTVLive that some jobs that are opened, Corporate is telling the stations not to fill the jobs.

Many working inside the O&O's are hoping that these cuts save enough money that layoffs wouldn't be needed.

At this point... that might just be wishful thinking.