Thursday, December 01, 2005

How cable TV is the same everywhere

Jeff Jarvis has a nice point on cable television.

FCC Chairman Kevin Martin is again pushing a la carte cable.

Like every cable customer, I resent paying for channels I don’t want. I hate sports. I cannot abide religious nuts. I don’t speak Spanish. I miss various demographic targets. I have no use for tons of channels and would prefer not to pay for them.

The set-top box offers a la carte TV to some extent clubbing channels but has got other issues. And for the Rs 100 we now pay in Chennai for the 'free' channels, we do get a lot of crap and I agree with Jeff - on demand or a la carte is the best way we can have more control over these media guys.