TITLE

Time To Break Up the Buffet

AUTHOR(S)
GIBBONS, KENT
PUB. DATE
February 2010
SOURCE
Multichannel News;2/15/2010, Vol. 31 Issue 7, p20
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Opinion
ABSTRACT
In this article, the author discusses the role of fee fights by cable operators in creating a system which allows viewers to choose and pay for the television channels they want to watch. He comments that this might give freedom to the consumers regarding the choice of the channels but wont let them decide the price to be paid for a channel according to how much they value it. Further, he mentions that most of the viewers want the model regarding the television programming to be changed.
ACCESSION #
48213786

 

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