Tying À La Carte Cable To TV Violence Issues

Cable customers’ choices being debatedpdf

Sports fans everywhere want to know: “Why do I have to subscribe to the soap opera channel when all I really want is ESPN?”

That’s the kind of question the cable TV industry hates answering. The channel choice issue comes up every few years, but people who argue that subscribers should be able to choose channels “a la carte” have never made any real headway.

The latest effort, and the newest reasoning for requiring cable companies to offer channel choice, or a la carte cable, has to do with yet another issue: television violence.