TITLE

Stevens: Let Market Test Family Tiers

AUTHOR(S)
Hearn, Ted
PUB. DATE
January 2006
SOURCE
Multichannel News;1/23/2006, Vol. 27 Issue 4, p8
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on family television programming in cable television in the U.S. discussed at a Senate panel hearing held in Washington, D.C. on January 19, 2006. Senator Ted Stevens (R-Alaska) says that the Congress should wait for the reaction of customers to family tiers. According to Comcast executive vice president David Cohen, allowing customers to choose their channels would increase prices and reduce consumer choice. EchoStar chairman and CEO Charlie Ergen believes its creation indicates that the market was embracing smaller packages.
ACCESSION #
19486657

 

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