FCC Said to Consider Rules to Help Internet TV Get Shows

The Federal Communications Commission, under Chairman Tom Wheeler, is preparing a proposal to help so-called over-the-top TV — multichannel services that seek to offer live programming via the Web — said the person, who wasn’t authorized to speak publicly and requested anonymity. […] Gaining rights to popular channels has been a major hurdle for online TV services. Sony Corp. and Dish Network Corp. are among the companies considering Web-based services to compete with traditional cable and satellite operators and have been negotiating for networks like Nickelodeon and ESPN. […] The proposal, first reported by the trade publication Multichannel News, would tentatively conclude the online companies are entitled to certain advantages that regulators give to multichannel video providers, such as cable companies and satellite-TV providers. – Todd Shields,Bloomberg News
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