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Senator McCain proposes new "a la carte" cable bill

Friday 10 May 2013 | 16:15 CET | News
US Senator John McCain (R-AZ) has introduced the Television Consumer Freedom Act of 2013, which provides consumers the ability to buy cable channels individually, or "a la carte," giving Americans more control over their viewing options and , as a result, their monthly cable bill. The legislation has three principal objectives: 1) encourage the wholesale and retail "unbundling" of programming by distributors and programmers, 2) establish consequences if broadcasters choose to "downgrade" their over-the-air service, and 3) eliminate the sports blackout rule for events held in

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Companies: FCC
Countries: United States
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