The cable and satellite television industry could be in for a big shift thanks to a small change proposed by the Federal Communications Commission.
The regulator is officially considering a tweak to regulation that would remove a major roadblock for companies seeking to offer television online, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler announced in a statement released on Friday. The change, if adopted, would allow any company that streams numerous TV channels online to gain the important designation of a multichannel video programming distributor, or MVPD.
“Big company control over access to programming should not keep programs from being available on the Internet. Today, we propose to break that bottleneck,” Wheeler wrote.
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