Consumer Choice: Satellite Radio Gets It

I’ve complained several times about the Our Way Only business model of cable TV–you take the package of channels they sell you whether you want them or not. It’s the kind of thing we’ll look back on five years hence and say, “What, if anything, were they thinking?”

Thankfully, not every media outfit is so dense and high-handed as the Cable Kings. XM satellite radio and its rival/merger partner, Sirius, seem to have no problem offering a sensible a la carte package whereby you can subscribe to what you want and not be forced to pay for what you don’t want. Check it out here .

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