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TV Executives Warn FCC Against Mandating Cable a la Carte

What You Should Have Read, April 16, 2008

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TV Executives Warn FCC Against Mandating Cable a la Carte

TV Week reports executives of ESPN, Disney/ABC, MTV Networks, NBC Universal, Turner Broadcasting and Fox are taking the unusual step of publicly warning Federal Communications Commission Chairman Kevin J. Martin about any attempt to force a la carte programming distribution on cable providers, calling it "troubling" and "devastating to consumers." "If your plan is ever adopted, consumers will be outraged," the executives said in an FCC filing.
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