PTC Praises Satellite's 'Meaningful Solution'

The Parents Television Council added its name to those supporting the Sirius/XM merger, and said cable and satellite TV should take note.
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The Parents Television Council added its name to those supporting the Sirius/XM merger, and said cable and satellite TV should take note.

The PTC "praised XM and Sirius satellite radio for announcing their commitment to provide consumers and families the ability to choose their programming on an a la carte basis ... In addition to offering their traditional bundles of programming, XM and Sirius will offer more affordable a la carte packages, including an option for families to block adult-themed channels and receive a price credit for the unwanted programming."

The organization praised the announcement that the merged company would offer "parental controls." It said the cable and satellite TV industries should follow that lead "and give real choices to their own customers who are deeply offended by many of the channels families are forced to buy just to get access to the quality family programming available on cable."

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