Nobody actually wants to pay for a bunch of channels they don’t watch. Yet, for years now, that’s the paradigm cable and satellite services have stuck us with: For every one ESPN, you get ten QVC’s. It’s a service model that has consumers defecting to the Internet in search of a TV utopia in which they pay only for what they want. It’s a concept that’s been branded: a la carte TV. The act of “cord cutting”, or otherwise abandoning your cable/satellite provider, coupled with the rising interest big companies have in filling the void has led to calls for a la carte TV business models that let you pick your poison instead of paying for 500 channels you couldn’t possibly care less about. These days, it sounds a lot like a steadying outcry for better choice and fairness where even legislators in Congress are weighing in with their opinions. But a deeper look into the bigger picture shows that it may not be a cakewalk to bring down the old broken system and replace it with something freer and fairer.The revolution has begunThe fact that TV is changing is obvious, what with services like Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Instant Prime… Read full this story
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