Stevens: Let Market Test Family Tiers

Hearn, Ted
January 2006
Multichannel News;1/23/2006, Vol. 27 Issue 4, p8
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.


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