TV a la carteThe cable industries hand may be forced by the FCC’s Further Report, which would require television content providers to allow consumers to select the channels they want to see, rather than pay for a bundle of channels.

With todays automated computer systems this should not be difficult. It would be very possible to select and pay for the channels you want through a web page on the Internet. So why are the cable providers and individual channels upset?

Cable companies will incur fees for channels they offer but people don’t want. They would rather just push it on to consumers. Thus it becomes more costly for them. And smaller channels would simply disappear due to lack of popularity, like you needed the book channel, or all of those religious channels.

Companies, like cable or the recording industries, don’t control us. We pay them for the services, and they need to start accounting for their consumers opinions.