Cablevision Steps Out Of Line, Says A La Carte Is Great
from the i-like-the-cafeteria dept
The fallout of the FCC’s decision to support a la carte cable TV pricing rolls on, with Cablevision ditching its cable-TV brethren and saying it loves the idea. We noted earlier in the week how AT&T’s support of a la carte was a shrewd PR move, letting them kick their new cableco rivals without worrying they’d actually have to implement the plan, given the unlikelihood Congress will actually mandate it. So what’s Cablevision’s motivation? While the company has made some adept moves in broadband, it’s tough to see this as much more than just posturing. Like with AT&T, if Cablevision really wanted to implement a la carte, it could just do it. AT&T blamed TV networks — what’s Cablevision’s excuse, or when will it start offering a la carte service?