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Canada: Regs choose side of cable bundling debate

 |  October 13, 2013

While several nations are debating the competitive implications of bundling cable packages – where cable providers require purchases of hundreds of less-popular channels in order to receive the popular ones – Canadian officials are set to unveil plans to require television providers to offer pick-and-pay services.

While some companies have already moved in such a direction, such as Vidotron, reports say Industry Minister James Moore has confirmed regulators will now require providers to allow consumers to choose what they wish to pay for.

The move follows the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission’s efforts in 2011 to encourage providers to adopt the pick-and-pay method, though it was never mandatory.

Full Content: The Globe and Mail

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