Senator John McCain pushes to end the cable bundle | Internet & Media - CNET News
I wasn't sure where to post this. It's entertainment and it's legislation.John McCain wants to make it easier for consumers to buy only the TV shows they want to watch.
On Thursday, the Arizona senator introduced legislation that would force cable operators and other TV providers to split up their so-called programming bundles and instead offer TV shows in smaller, more affordable packages and as a la carte channels. His legislation, called the Television Consumer Freedom Act, also would require sports leagues that use publicly financed stadiums to broadcast home games within their local markets. Now many home games are blacked out in an effort to encourage fans to go to the stadium.
McCain called this practice "unconscionable" considering that taxpayers are the ones paying for these stadiums to be built.
He also sent a warning to TV broadcasters that have threatened to move some of their broadcasting behind a cable paywall. He said that if broadcasters did that they would risk access to the airwaves that the government allows these broadcasters to use for free.
I wonder what took so long. I hope this passes.