Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., on Thursday unveiled the Television Consumer Freedom Act, a measure he says will correct an "injustice being inflicted on the American people" by breaking up the pay-TV bundle. The voluntary measure would encourage pay-TV operators to offer a la carte programming by tying it to the compulsory license guaranteeing access to broadcast channels. The bill also would seek to punish broadcast networks for shifting programming to cable by taking away their spectrum and would end the local TV sports blackout rule in markets where venues have been built with taxpayer funds.

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