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John McCain introduces bill promoting 'a la carte' television offering

05/09, 9:34pm

Bill also proposes total elimination of sporting broadcast blackout rules

Senator John McCain (R-AZ) today introduced the Television Consumer Freedom Act of 2013, aimed at migrating away from the cable industry practice of bundling, and moving the entire industry top to bottom towards "a la carte" offerings. The act as it stands is voluntary, offering incentives to companies operating in accordance with the directive, rather than severely penalizing recalcitrant companies for noncompliance.

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