Items tagged "Video Innovation"

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Complaint Against Comcast by Spanish-Language Program Network Highlights Video Market Problems

April 8, 2016 FCC , Video Competition , Video Innovation , Video Marketplace

Today, Liberman Broadcasting, a long-established Spanish-language broadcasting company, filed a complaint with the Federal Communications Commission arguing that Comcast has unlawfully discriminated against Estrella TV, one of its programming networks. Public Knowledge encourages the FCC to review this claim carefully.

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Public Knowledge Press Briefing Statement on Independent Video Programming Notice of Inquiry

April 5, 2016 FCC , Press Release , Video Innovation , Video Marketplace

Today, Public Knowledge hosted a press briefing to discuss the Federal Communications Commission’s video programming Notice of Inquiry — the first step in the process of promoting independent and diverse programming in the video marketplace. Common Cause, Writer’s Guild of America-West and iSwop also participated in the briefing.

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Public Knowledge Files FilmOn Amicus Brief to U.S. Court of Appeals

April 5, 2016 Broadband , Copyright , Video Innovation , Video Marketplace

Yesterday, Public Knowledge, joined by the Electronic Frontier Foundation and with the help of the Juelsgaard Intellectual Property and Innovation Clinic at Stanford Law School, filed an amicus brief in the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals arguing that the online cable service FilmOn qualifies for the cable statutory license. This license allows qualifying services to carry broadcast programming, provided they are otherwise complying with FCC rules. Public Knowledge rejects the idea that traditional pay TV should receive special treatment denied to online video services.

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Public Knowledge Files Independent Video Programming Notice of Inquiry with FCC

March 31, 2016 FCC , Video Competition , Video Innovation , Video Marketplace

Yesterday, Public Knowledge filed comments on the Federal Communications Commission’s recent Notice of Inquiry 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 platforms. Public Knowledge supports the FCC’s efforts to build a record documenting these abuses.

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Media Alert: Public Knowledge to Host Press Call on Ending Cable’s Programming Stranglehold

March 30, 2016 FCC , Video Innovation , Video Marketplace

Public Knowledge will host a press briefing Thursday, March 31 at 3 p.m. ET to discuss the Federal Communications Commission’s Notice of Inquiry to promote diverse and independent sources of video programming.

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FCC Vote Brings Video Choice One Step Closer For Consumers

February 18, 2016 FCC , Press Release , Video Competition , Video Innovation , Video Marketplace

Today, the Federal Communications Commission approved a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, requesting comment on a proposal to allow pay TV customers to access programming on the devices and apps of their choice without having to rent a set-top box from their cable provider. Public Knowledge applauds the FCC for taking such a significant step toward breaking open the stranglehold pay TV giants have over consumers.

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FCC Approves Notice of Inquiry to Promote Diverse Programming in Video Marketplace

February 18, 2016 FCC , Press Release , Video Competition , Video Innovation , Video Marketplace

Today, the Federal Communications Commission passed an item that could benefit TV viewers by giving them increased access to diverse and independent programming. Public Knowledge applauds the Commission for voting to pass its video diversity Notice of Inquiry, which marks another step toward freeing consumers and programmers from the anti-competitive grip of pay TV giants.

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Media Alert: Public Knowledge to Host Press Briefing on Ending the Cable Box Rip-off

February 16, 2016 FCC , Press Release , Set-Top Box , Video Innovation , Video Marketplace

Public Knowledge will host a press briefing Wednesday, February 17 at 11 a.m. ET to discuss the Federal Communications Commission’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to unlock the set-top box market. According to research by the Consumer Federation of America, cable subscribers are overpaying somewhere between $6 and $14 billion annually to rent cable boxes to watch TV on outdated devices. This simultaneously limits how consumers access their pay-TV content while raking in billions of dollars for the cable industry in rental fees in an era when most other consumer electronics costs have actually decreased.

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Media Alert: Public Knowledge Hosts Video Marketplace Briefing February 5

February 3, 2016 FCC , Press Release , Video Competition , Video Innovation , Video Marketplace

Public Knowledge will host a briefing on video competition and independent programming February 5 from noon to 1 p.m. at the Dirksen Senate Office Building. The briefing, “Unlocking Diversity and Consumer Choice in the Video Marketplace,” will discuss two items from the Federal Communications Commission’s February agenda: one that would create a competitive marketplace for consumer choice on video devices, and another that seeks to examine the systemic problems content creators face in gaining viewership in a world where Big Cable serves as the content gatekeeper.

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FCC Moves to Promote Diverse Programming in Video Marketplace

January 28, 2016 FCC , Video Competition , Video Innovation , Video Marketplace

Today, the Federal Communications Commission announced another item that could benefit TV viewers by giving them increased access to diverse and independent programming. Public Knowledge applauds the Commission for its video diversity Notice of Inquiry, which when combined with the recent video device Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, could prove another significant step toward freeing consumers and programmers from the anti-competitive grip of pay TV giants.

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