Rockefeller's online video legislation faces opposition from cable, broadcast groups

Josh Wein, FierceOnlineVideoA proposed online video bill by Senate Commerce Committee Chairman John D. Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) called Consumer Choice in Online Video Act has potential, but industry watchers are quick to point out that it will face protest from incumbent cable operators and the broadcast industry. The new act, which was set to be introduced on Tuesday, would provide some protections to online video distributors that traditional pay-TV providers already enjoy. Josh Wein, editor of FierceOnlineVideo, examines the implications this legislation could have on online video providers. Read more


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