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Thursday, Oct 17
Pay-TV watch: Canada moves to a la carte while U.S. stays bundled
- Canada is ahead of the game in pushing for an a la carte TV pricing model, according to Rogers Communications' Ken Engelhart.
- The exec thinks the whole system is subject to being lost to the Internet and Netflix if consumers aren't giving the option to only pay for what they watch.
- The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission will review the nation's broadcast system this fall - while in the U.S. the Pay-TV (CHTR, CVC, CMCSA, TWC, DISH, DTV) industry has been successful in keeping Congress at bay on the issue.