What if you could pick and choose which broadcast TV channels you get?

The plan, proposed Friday by Senator Jay Rockefeller (D-W. Va.) and John Thune (R-S.D.), would let TV viewers individually decide which broadcast channels they want to receive in their cable subscriptions. You could, for example, opt to receive ABC and NBC but not CBS. Consumers would then be billed directly for those individual channels, essentially establishing an a la carte system for broadcast TV. […] To be clear, the plan put forward by Rockefeller and Thune wouldn’t add to the fees that cable viewers pay on a monthly basis. Instead, the licensing fees currently paid by cable companies to broadcasters would be passed along to consumers, who could then decide whether they’d like to pay those fees. – Brian Fung, Washington Post