The NBC Blue Network was created in 1927 for the primary purpose of testing new programs on markets of lesser importance than those served by NBC Red, which served the major cities, In 1934, Mutual filed a complaint with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regarding its difficulties in establishing new stations, in a radio market that was already being saturated by NBC and CBS.
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Goldenson added to the confusion when, in October 1954, As part of this merger, the network would have been renamed "ABC-Du Mont" for five years, and Du Mont would have received million in cash, room on the schedule for existing Du Mont programming, and guaranteed advertising time for Du Mont Laboratories receivers.
In addition, to comply with FCC ownership restrictions, it would have been required to sell either WABC-TV or Du Mont owned-and-operated station WABD in the New York City market, as well as two other stations.
In doing this, he contacted local entrepreneurs who owned television stations themselves, many of whom had previously invested in Paramount cinemas and had worked with him when he undertook the responsibility of restructuring United Paramount Theatres.
At the same time he made attempts to help grow ABC, Goldenson had been trying since mid-1953 to provide content for the network by contacting his old acquaintances in Hollywood, with whom he had worked when UPT was a subsidiary of Paramount Pictures.