January 12, 2006
Some new developments on the idea to move cable television to an a la carte
subscription model: Christians and minorities are “concerned.”
According to the Christian Science Monitor
, FCC chairman Kevin Martin is pressuring cable providers to move away from the tier-based subscription system to “a full thumbs-up/thumbs-down choice of individual channels.”
In what’s sure to tweak the sensibilities of the cable industry, Martin threatened that if no such moves were made, “basic indecency and profanity restrictions may be a viable alternative.” In other words, it’s the “Do what I want or there’ll be trouble” method of politicking. Continue Reading...