DirectTV's Sports Surcharge: First Step Toward Pay TV Unbundling?

In what "could be seen as a first step toward selling sports channels separately," satellite broadcaster DirecTV has quietly been charging an extra monthly fee to its subscribers who "live in areas where there are more than one regional sports network... and want those channels," writes Joe Flint. "A spokesman for the company said only about 20% of the markets around the country have more than one regional sports network -- although that number is on the rise as Comcast, News Corp. and Time Warner Cable increasingly turn to sports to develop new channels."

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  1. Edmund Singleton from Winstion Communications, December 12, 2012 at 11:23 a.m.

    Just give me what I want when I want it, will gladly pay the price, don't charge me for what I do not want...