Canadians soon to see a la carte TV packages

|By:, SA News Editor

Canada will force Pay-TV providers to offer a la carte packages to consumers with new legislation, according to Industry Minister James Moore

A few companies in the nation already offer their customers the ability to pick and choose the networks that they pay for.

A bill in the U.S. on the issue sponsored by Senator John McCain ruffled a few feathers, but hasn't progressed very far.

For the most part, the Pay-TV industry has held its model together, although the launch of a widely popular Internet TV service by a tech giant could be the game-changer if Congress stays idle.

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