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I have no idea how far this will actually go since the NAB (National Association of Broadcasters) and the National Cable and Telecommunications Association are major lobbyists to Congress, but Sen. McCain, who is no longer on the Senate Commerce Committee, introduced The TV Consumer Freedom Act of 2013 on Thursday. McCain said the legislation is intended to: Keep in mind that McCain tried to introduce "a la carte" pricing in 2006 too, and that failed. Both Deadspin and The Big Lead have talked about the possible impact on the conference networks, like FOX with the BTN, and the just announced ESPN ownership of the SEC Network of us as US viewers. Cablevision and Dish Network have been interested in an "a la carte" model, with Verizon FIOS wanting to pay the channel based on its actual audience. McCain placed a poison pill to eliminate local blackouts in a facility which received federal, state, or local financing. Thoughts?