Cable companies want to unbundle broadcast TV, and broadcasters are angry:
by Jon Brodkin Sept 5 2014 Ars Technica
A Congressional proposal to let cable and satellite customers choose which broadcast TV channels they pay for has led to a battle between small cable companies and broadcasters. While cable companies usually are opponents of mandates to sell channels individually instead of in
the broadcasters. The "Local Choice" proposal by US Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) and Sen. John Thune (R-SD) affects local broadcast stations such as affiliates of NBC, CBS, ABC, and Fox.