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Senator McCain Proposing Legislation to Enable A La Carte Subscriptions

Discussion in 'Legislative and Regulatory Issues' started by alnielsen, May 9, 2013.

  1. SayWhat?

    SayWhat? Know Nothing

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    http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/envelope/cotown/la-et-ct-morning-fix-20130523,0,7286005.story
     
  2. joshjr

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    it wont get two far and even if it did maney of us wood have bills that total far more than what it wood be if we just bout it in a package. for me maney of the chanels i wood wont wood be spred all over the place in smallar packages. maby if something coud ever be worked out there.
     
  4. joshjr

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    Contract disputes that require stations to go dark could be alot more interesting if we were paying by the station. I for one am against a la carte. I do not see any advantages to it except for people who want very few stations. To those I would say, get an antenna and try Hulu.
     
  5. inkahauts

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    If every channel was a la cart then there's no reason that providers wouldn't carry very channel and no need for disputes. The "disputes" would be people canceling their individual subs because of price increases.
     
  6. joshjr

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    So even though there is a set price per channel, you dont think that broadcasters would ever want to raise that wage? Why on earth would you think that?
     
  7. James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    And yet Showtime has been pulled from TWC and BrightHouse. :)
    There would still be disputes.


    As it stands, the "carry one, carry all" laws for locals make a la carte for locals illegal. Satellite and cable cannot offer you your selection of local channels. That is one area where congress has interfered with the free market. Personally I agree with "carry one, carry all" - I don't want to see small OTA channels booted off of satellite for channels carriers could make more money on. We just need a better way to license the content.
     
  8. inkahauts

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    I'd guess in a la cart DIRECTV and others would get their money and Increases by increasing subs and a % of the price that's set by CBS etc since CBS would be available to every provider all providers would offer it at the same price. No one would charge more for all their channels or they'd lose customers immediately.
     
  9. joshjr

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    That is assuming a lot. What makes you think that the other providers would have the same price per channel? Also what makes you think that their contract dates would be the same? Someone's would end first and get a rate hike even if what you are saying is true.
     

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