Items tagged "Video Competition"

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Public Knowledge Responds to Charter Spectrum Cable-Univision Blackout

February 1, 2017 FCC , Video Competition , Video Innovation , Video Marketplace

Today, Univision’s stations went dark on Charter Spectrum cable systems, preventing subscribers in affected markets from accessing Univision’s Spanish-language content. The blackout is the result of a carriage dispute between the two companies and impacts millions of subscribers.

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Public Knowledge Files Video Diversity Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Comments

January 27, 2017 FCC , Video Competition , Video Innovation , Video Marketplace

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 Urges FCC Chairman Pai to End Cable Box Ripoff

January 25, 2017 FCC , Set-Top Box , Video Competition , Video Marketplace

Today, Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR), Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), and Energy and Commerce Committee Vice Chairman Joe Barton (R-TX) sent a letter to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai requesting that he close the docket on the set-top box proceeding.

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Public Knowledge: FCC Chairman Wheeler A Champion of Consumers and Competition

December 15, 2016 Broadband , FCC , Net Neutrality , Spectrum Reform , Video Competition

Today, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler announced his resignation from the agency effective January 20, 2017. In his three years at the FCC, Tom Wheeler pushed to transform every aspect of the FCC’s jurisdiction to serve the public and the public interest.

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Public Knowledge President to Testify on AT&T/Time Warner Merger

December 6, 2016 AT&T , Mergers , Time Warner , Video Competition , Video Marketplace

Public Knowledge President Gene Kimmelman will testify before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights this Wednesday, December 7 at 10:00 a.m. His testimony in the hearing on “Examining the Competitive Impact of the AT&T-Time Warner Transaction” will argue that this vertical merger poses significant consumer harms by restraining competition and violating consumer privacy.

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Public Knowledge Urges President-elect Trump to End Cable Box Rip-off

November 16, 2016 FCC , Set-Top Box , Video Competition , Video Marketplace

Today, Public Knowledge sent a letter to President-elect Donald J. Trump encouraging him to end the cable box rip-off affecting millions of Americans — and costing consumers billions of dollars.

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DOJ Suit Against AT&T-Owned DirecTV Raises Red Flags in AT&T/Time Warner Merger

November 2, 2016 AT&T , merger , Video Competition , Video Marketplace

Today, the Department of Justice filed suit against DirecTV, which is now owned by AT&T, alleging that DirecTV engaged in illegal collusive behavior with other pay-TV providers prior to the AT&T/DirecTV merger. AT&T is named as one of the pay-TV providers DirecTV colluded with. AT&T recently announced that it will attempt to acquire Time Warner.

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Public Knowledge Commends FCC’s Video Diversity Proposal

September 29, 2016 Video Competition , Video Innovation , Video Marketplace

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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FCC Delays “Unlock the Box” Proposal Vote

September 29, 2016 FCC , Set-Top Box , Video Competition , Video Marketplace

Today, the Federal Communications Commission delayed its vote on the set-top box proposal.

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New VIDEO: Public Knowledge Calls on FCC to Help Consumers Unlock the Box and Save Money

September 21, 2016 FCC , Set-Top Box , Video , Video Competition , Video Marketplace

Today, Public Knowledge launches a new video indicating the Federal Communications Commission could help consumers save $231 a year and stop big cable from squeezing them out of $20 billion in set-top box profits annually. 84 percent of consumers say cable prices are too high, and the FCC’s #UnlockTheBox proposal offers them real relief.

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