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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 02 2006,11:54   

Conservatives want pay-by-channel cable except the TV preachers
by way of Kevin Drum

Chris Hyland

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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 02 2006,12:24   

Im not American so apologies if this is a daft question, but why is it a legal issue how cable companies charge for channels, as long as they're not fleecing people?

I get TBN Europe and I'd be tempted to keep it if I had to choose. Half the people on it are a bunch of xenophobic racist bigots telling me that I'm going to h*ll, and I find that oddly comforting.


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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 02 2006,12:48   

In certain situations involving large infrastructure investments, it's believed that a regulated monopoly can provide the best benefit. Cable is one such market, so pricing is regulated by the FCC or FTC or someone. The a la carte pricing change would require a change of regulation, is why it's a legal issue.

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