Newspapers and TV Stations Serve Consumers Better Without Ownership Restrictions

The newspaper industry is in a long decline as measured by multi-decade declining circulation (down 7% in 2015) and less paid advert revenues (down 8% in 2015), often attributed to competition from TV programming, as well as the Internet’s distribution of news and information from apps to websites to streaming video.  That’s bad news, and […]

Cable TV and the Collateral Damage from Local Choice

Senators Thune and Rockefeller are suggesting a proposal to require local TV broadcasting channels, such ABC and CBS, be offered on an “à la carte” basis to cable TV viewers. The idea, referred to as Local Choice, would allow consumers the option to pick and pay only for the TV broadcast channels they want, instead of […]