Monday, March 12, 2007
expressed its support for a la carte pricing
in the past and in earlier congressional testimony. Cablevision cable television operations, the sixth-largest in the nation, serve 3 million households in New York.
Cablevision's Rainbow Media Holdings operates smaller cable channels including AMC, IFC and WE. It also owns Madison Square Garden and the New York Knicks and Rangers.
Sunday, March 11, 2007
"The FCC's authority is limited to licensed broadcast stations. Content on cable networks that is not available over the airwaves is beyond the agency's reach.
To address cable, the report suggests that Congress could draft legislation that would mandate a "family tier" of programming or a form of channel choice known as "a la carte."
I say this because retailers who
offer multi-channel choice, such as Argos and DSG,
are allowing their customers to decouple the steps of product purchase and
choose the most convenient channel for each step.
Consumers will have access to Virgin Central,
a new blockbuster interactive cable channel,
combining ordinary television channel choice with TV-on-demand technology, which will complement Virgin Media's existing library of TV-on-demand entertainment introduced in Sunderland last October, which
includes over 500 movies, highlights from the previous week's primetime schedule and music videos.
I've been to the Madison airport quite frequently lately. Why is it that every TV in the common areas was tuned to Fox News turned up full volume?
We have to listen to their blather when we're stuck waiting for a plane. It's worse than a bad headache.
Is there any way to get the airport to change the channel?
Our TV service gives customers broadband
plus the channel choice they want and
free on-demand programming,
all for the price you would pay for a standard broadband connection."
Saturday, March 10, 2007
Channel Choice is - Cable views ONLY PAY FOR THE CHANNEL THEY WANT.
THE VIEWERS SELECT THE CHANNELS THEY WANT, instead of the Cable Company deciding.
Cable consumers WANT CHANNEL CHOICE.
Cable companies say - oh, there is NO WAY we could do that,
but Google is working with Cable companies to Target ADS TO YOUR TV SET,
bases on info they get from YOU when you Search on Google.
2. We have TO MUCH ADVERTISING.
One way to reduce ads, and raise money for the states is to put a 5% Sales Tax on Ads - STONA -
that would raise $30 BILLION $$$$$$ per year,
and THE ONLY COST WOULD BE 5% LESS ADS.