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Friday, June 8, 2012

Rethinking the MVPD (Multichannel Video Programming Distributor)

The FCC is considering an Internet provider's request to be treated like a cable company. Sky Angel, an online video distributor, and Discovery Communications had an agreement to distribute Discovery's content. But Discovery had a change of heart and cancelled the agreement. Now Sky Angel is asking the FCC to rule that Sky Angel falls under the definition of "multichannel video programming distributor," just like a cable company. If the FCC makes that change, more online companies, such as Hulu, could offers content that could end up on Smartphones and other devices. More here from Law.com, here from the New York Times.

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