September 2004
Multichannel News;9/27/2004, Vol. 25 Issue 39, p18
This article discusses the issues related to the American Cable Association (ACA). Contrary to some of its critics, the ACA claims that it is not in favor of mandatory a la carte carriage of cable networks, or mandatory tiering. Rather, the trade group favors flexibility and choice. The ACA is not in favor of the government forcing a la carte upon its members, according to president and CEO Matt Polka. Jim Gleason, the ACA's chairman and head of New Wave Communications, also said the group's position on a la carte "definitely has been mischaracterized, and I believe it some part, it's been intentionally mischaracterized to make our position seem so outlandish that it would get no traction whatsoever."


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