I have wanted, for years the ability to pick and choose my channels. I don’t need the full-on Digital Cable 200 channels of complete shite. There’s probably ten channels total I would want:
- Sci-Fi Channel
- BBC America
- History Channel
- Travel Channel
Okay so it totalled 15 Channels, maybe a little more if you make me pay twice for the HD versions of those channels
And you know what? If push came to shove I’d probably double-tap a couple of those channels as well, if the pricing for them was out of the realm of normalcy.
The good news is that McCain has announced that he intends to attach an amendment some time this year to force cable companies to do a la carte pricing for cable channels. The cable companies are complaining saying basically the “high ratings” channels, like USA and such, subsidize the “low-ratings” channels like BET and Telemundo.
Ya know what? If they can’t support themselves, that’s their own look-out, they’re catering to too narrow an audience. If there’s no market for a channel for “the home shopping channel for gay black rural america”, then don’t try to make me pay for it so those twelve people who want it can have it.
Thank you, Mr. McCain.