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FCC Set-Top Box NPRM Update, Small Operators Excluded?

Published March 2nd, 2016 by Admin

FCC Set-Top Box NPRM Update, Small Operators Excluded?

In February we told you about FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler's proposal regarding a new ruling on set-top boxes, seeking to "unlock the box" and unite all video (regardless of technology) in one set-top box. After that announcement, Law 360 reports that the American Cable Association and others went to the commission and pushed for the FCC to exclude small operators from Set-Top Box Rules. The NPRM was issued on February 18, 2016, and can be found here. The NPRM was accepted for consideration, with a 3-2 vote. They are seeking comments on how small MVPDs could be affected by potential rules adopted (see item 81), which is an area MBC can look at more closely. Members, please be in touch with your feedback on any items for consideration.

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