Most people in the United States who pay for TV have to use a set-top-box rented from their cable provider. In February, the Federal Communications Commission voted to adopt a plan that could change that by requiring TV providers to open up the data streams so that you could access content on something like a Roku, Chromecast, or Apple TV.
But the cable, satellite, and other TV providers are fighting back.
In this episode of the LPX Show, we take a look at the FCC’s #UnblockTheBox effort… and the industry’s proposed alternative, #EliminateTheBox.
Find more details at LPXShow.com.
- Brad Love, senior software engineer at Hauppauge
- Paul Glist, attorney representing the National Cable & Telecommunications Association
- Mari Silbey, senior editor for cable and video at LightReading.com
- Dave Zatz, technology blogger at ZatzNotFunny.com
Special appearances (recorded from an FCC webcast):
- FCC’s “Unlock the Box” page (proposed rule, commissioner statements)
- Read comments that have been submitted to the FCC
- Submit your own comment (use procedure number 16-42)
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