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A la carte answer could solve squabble between GCI, ROOT

Posted: January 17, 2012 - 12:01am

By Charles Ward

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As GCI and ROOT Sports have engaged in now-public negotiations about if, when and how Alaska’s cable near-monopoly will offer the channel that shows Seattle Mariners games — along with Pac 12 sports and games from the universities of Alaska Anchorage and Alaska Fairbanks — a representative of GCI made a rather startling statement.

When discussing the possibility of offering channels a la carte — that is, allowing customers to pick and choose the programming they want instead of having to take prepackaged bundles — GCI spokesman David Morris told the Anchorage Daily News that was something the cable company couldn’t do, but wanted to.

“We would love to get to that point,” he said in a Friday article.

That’s an abrupt change from a player in an industry that has for years fiercely fought the idea of a http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2012-01-17/la-carte-answer-could-solve-squabble-between-gci-root


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