Rainbow Media Holdings' video-on-demand service Mag Rack axed staffers
earlier this week and will now farm out most of its programming.
Rainbow Media would not comment on
the number of staffers cut, but reportedly twelve staffers, mostly production and programming staff, were
cut, leaving four remaining employees.
GM Matt Strauss remains with the service.
Mag Rack is a free VOD service of specialty programs on topics from yoga to
motorcycles. In-house producers had been making most of the content.
A Rainbow spokesman said the company 'made a strategic
business decision to use third party entities for the development and production
of original content' and that 'resulted in a small reduction of