• Cable Choice

    Where’s the Consumer Demand for THIS?

    by  • May 21, 2013 • Cable Choice • 5 Comments

    How many times have you heard it argued that television content providers are just delivering what audiences want? That since networks are in the business to make money, they would never air content that would drive away viewers, and so if you’re offended by what you see, you must be in the minority.

    If that’s...

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    ESPN Boss Trashes Cable Choice Bill

    by  • May 16, 2013 • Cable Choice • 1 Comment

    Millions of Americans will be enthused about Senator McCain’s Cable Choice bill…but ESPN President John Skipper isn’t.

    ESPN is far and away the most expensive of the basic cable channels. Dishonestly attempting to shrug off McCain’s bill, Skipper recently opined that “the cost for a family of four to go to dinner and a movie...

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    Cable TV’s Death By A Thousand Cuts

    by  • April 8, 2013 • Cable Choice • 0 Comments

    The cable industry for the last few years has been trying desperately, if unconvincingly, to assert that claims of its death have been greatly exaggerated. It’s hard to ignore the fact that more than 80% of Americans are still paying for cable subscriptions. But equally hard to ignore is the fact that each year...

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    PTC Applauds Cablevision Antitrust Suit against Viacom for Network Bundling

    by  • March 5, 2013 • Cable Choice • 0 Comments

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    The Parents Television Council heralded its support for Cablevision’s antitrust lawsuit against Viacom for the forced bundling of cable networks. PTC President Tim Winter issued the following statement:“We are overjoyed at today’s announcement that Cablevision is seeking the relief that consumers – and especially families – have long been waiting for. In a...

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