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C.D. Howe warns against pick-and-pay TV

Media | 09/25/2014 6:15 pm EDT

The C.D. Howe Institute released a report on Thursday that said the CRTC's proposal to mandate pick-and-pay television is "deeply misguided" and would be "irrelevant at best" and "harmful at worst." The report argued that with increasing competition to TV service providers from alternatives, such as the video streaming offered by Netflix Inc., making a profit from channel bundling will become difficult and market forces themselves will force the conditions for more choice for consumers. "If consumers dislike bundles, they will increasingly be able...