Items tagged "Future of Video"

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PK In The Know Podcast: ATT, Facetime, and 2012 Election

November 9, 2012 AT&T , Competition , Fair Use , Future of Video , Open Internet

On this week’s podcast we discuss ATT opening up on Facetime, the future of telephone networks, and, of course, what the election means for the internet.

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Rumors of Apple Set-Top Box a Reminder of Thwarted Innovation

August 17, 2012 Future of Video , Plug and Play , Set-Top Box , Unlicensed frequencies , Wi-Fi

The Wall Street Journal has run two recent reports that describe Apple’s plan to roll out a cable set-top box. There have been rumors about this for years. Back in 2007, Steve Jobs showed a level of familiarity with obscure cable technology that would suggest that Apple engineers were looking into this kind of product back then. But Jobs was repelled by the janky technology, and instead, Apple introduced a pure streaming device–the AppleTV–that did not interact with cable TV content. But most of the most valuable content is still available only on cable, or on cable first. Lots of people seem to love the AppleTV, but there’s a reason why Apple still describes it as a “hobby.”

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The FCC Must Prevent Comcast from Discriminating Against Online Video Competititors

August 1, 2012 Comcast , Data Caps , Future of Video

Today, Public Knowledge asked the FCC to address Comcast’s decision to exempt its own online video service from the data caps that it imposes on its subscribers.  Specifically, Public Knowledge filed a petition calling on the FCC to enforce the conditions that it imposed on the Comcast/NBC-Universal merger.

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PK In The Know Podcast: Spectrum and Future of Video

July 27, 2012 Future of Video , Spectrum Licensing

On today’s podcast we discuss spectrum policy and the future of TV.

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The Broadcast Treaty vs. Broadcast Law

June 24, 2011 Future of Video , WIPO Broadcasters Treaty

The Broadcast Treaty has been on the agenda at WIPO for a long time. In the past few weeks it has become more of a live issue, with new proposals for language and new efforts to move it forward.

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Program Access and Net Neutrality — An Amicable Solution?

November 16, 2006 Future of Video , Network Neutrality

In the past, we have said that a model for Net Neutrality regulation could be the program-access rules, which guarantee access to most of the content on cable systems.

The notion came up last spring, when Verizon, opponent of Net Neutrality, filed a complaint against Cablevision with the FCC, over access to programming Verizon wanted for its fiber network.

When the complaint was filed last March, we noted at the time: "Verizon's complaint demonstrates that a properly tailored government rule (whether program access or net neutrality) can promote competition and restrain the abuse of market power."

Today, we have more proof of that.

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