Cable Companies Seek to End Bundle Packages for Themselves

Posted Mon Oct 3, 2011 at 07:00 AM PDT by Dick Ward

Of course, who knows if they'll pass that savings on to the consumer.

Are you frustrated by cable channel bundles where you have to pay for several channels you don't watch just to get access to one or two that you do? So are cable companies.

Some smaller cable companies are putting the push on content providers to allow them to pick channels individually instead of as a bundle. It's an inconvenience for them of course, and it keeps the prices higher for you.

What would be really fantastic is if that freedom of choice passed on to the consumer, but that doesn't seem entirely likely. What may happen though, is that you'll be able to pick from smaller, more specific packages. This should help eliminate some clutter and lower your bill a bit.

Source Engadget

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Tags: Industry Trends, Bundled Programming, Cable (all tags)