Entries Matching: Video Innovation

Public Knowledge Responds to Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals FilmOn Decision

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The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has reversed a district court that had found that FilmOn (formerly known as “Aereokiller”), an online video service, can use the same copyright compulsory licenses as traditional cable TV services. Public Knowledge supported FilmOn's legal position in this case and is disappointed by the outcome.

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Public Knowledge Files Video Diversity Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Comments

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Today, Public Knowledge filed comments on the Federal Communications Commission’s recent Notice of Proposed Rulemaking addressing the availability of diverse and independent video programming. The Commission is specifically seeking input on ways that large pay TV companies can harm diverse and independent programmers and hold back emerging competition from new video devices.

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Public Knowledge Commends FCC’s Video Diversity Proposal

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Today, the Federal Communications Commission approved a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that, if followed up with new rules, would benefit TV viewers by giving them increased access to diverse and independent programming. Public Knowledge applauds the Commission for taking another step toward freeing consumers and programmers from the anti-competitive grip of pay TV giants.

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Media Alert: PK Hosting Press Call on Ending Cable’s Multicultural Programming Stranglehold

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Public Knowledge will host a press briefing Thursday, May 19 at 11 a.m. ET featuring minority programmers who support the Federal Communications Commission’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to unlock the set-top box market so consumers can access the cable content they’re already paying for on the device of their choosing -- without a gatekeeper. It marks a necessary step to promote and protect multicultural and independent programmers currently at the mercy of cable.

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