This past February, Maine passed a new law in an attempt to require cable providers to allow customers to purchase cable channels à la carte. This law came after Maine Representative Jeffery Evangelos talked with Maine residents during his campaign. Representative Evangelos learned that many people were no longer able to afford cable television packages. The biggest complaint from those that he spoke with was that they could no longer afford to watch Boston Red Sox games as the cable packages that provided the channel that aired the games were just too expensive.
This post was originally published on the Cardozo Arts & Entertainment Law Journal website on October 27, 2019. The original post can be accessed via the Archived Link button above.
Guzman, Amanda, "Maine Law Requires Cable Providers Offer an À La Carte Option for Television Channels" (2019). AELJ Blog. 207.