TITLE

'A La Carte Show' Worth Watching

AUTHOR(S)
Smyth, Margaret
PUB. DATE
July 2004
SOURCE
Multichannel News;7/26/2004, Vol. 25 Issue 30, p67
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Deals with the a la carte pricing which was first promoted by Senate Commerce Committee Chairman John McCain (R-Ariz.). Effects of a la carte on consumers; Reason of most cable companies for opposing a la carte pricing; Flaws of a "themed-tiering" pricing structure according to NCTA.
ACCESSION #
13919861

 

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