Last summer, we shared with you the potentially exciting news that regulators in Canada were pushing telecoms there toward offering more à la carte cable options: the wacky concept of letting customers choose and pay for the stations they want. In real life, what that meant was that unbundled cable channels could come to our northern neighbo(u)rs. That reality is now here…sort of. [More]
Today’s media consumers are so picky. They’ve come to resist the idea that they must pay hundreds of dollars every year to receive three hundred cable channels when they only watch maybe five of them. A recent government regulatory board decision means that consumers will have more choice over which specific channels they subscribe to and pay for in the near future. The bad news: It’s the Canadian government.