'Carte' Foes Fight Back

Donohue, Steve
March 2006
Multichannel News;3/20/2006, Vol. 27 Issue 12, p41
Reports on the efforts of major cable companies and sports leagues to counter proposed legislation that could force distributors to allow television viewers to pick and choose the channels they want to pay for. Arguments of Walt Disney Co. and the National Cable & Telecommunications Association on the number of a la carte channels that viewers would be able to purchase under the legislation; Impact of forced a la carte programming on sports networks; Criticism expressed by NBC Universal, NASCAR and other major sports leagues against the proposals.


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