New Streaming Services Are Changing TV — And Viewers, Too

It’s also a soft way of offering a form of a la carte programming. Critics have complained for many years that cable bills are too high and consumers should be able to pay a smaller price and pick a smaller lineup of channels that match their taste.

Erik Flanagan, an executive vice president at Viacom Entertainment Group, calls Sling TV “a la carte on the margins,” noting that cable and satellite providers need to find ways to reach audiences where and how they want to watch television. – Eric Deggans, NPR

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