McCain is prepping legislation to overhaul pay-TV business
The maverick wants to cook the TV industry's golden goose.
Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) is preparing to introduce legislation perhaps as early as Thursday that would dramatically overhaul the television business and will probably be met with strong opposition from the broadcast and cable industries if it ever gets off the ground.
Specifically, McCain wants to require pay-TV distributors to give consumers the option to buy channels on an individual or a la carte basis instead of the current system in which they must buy large bundles of channels.
He is also interested in protecting Aereo Inc., the start-up that delivers the signals of broadcast TV networks -- including CBS, Fox and ABC -- to consumers via the Internet. Broadcasters say Aereo's service violates copyright laws and are suing in an attempt to shut it down.
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Edited by alnielsen, 09 May 2013 - 08:04 AM.