The MPAA, DirecTV and NCTA all have asked the FCC to reconsider parts of its plug & play order. While the cable trade assn primarily wants the FCC to clarify some technical issues related to the language of the ruling, MPAA is asking the agency to make SVOD copy-never-something Starz lobbied hard against. The FCC’s ruling allows programmers and operators to determine whether subs can record SVOD programming. DirecTV is urging the FCC to "facilitate a more inclusive process" in future plug & play discussions that include DBS providers. It also asked the Commission to revisit having CableLabs administer parts of the plug & play initiative.

The Daily


ATSC Oh No: LG Exiting NEXTGEN TV a Sign of Larger Patent Issue

ATSC 3.0, or NEXTGEN TV, has been broadcast television’s next big thing for several years now, but it is becoming harder for device manufacturers to integrate the standard’s 4K tuners into their products

Read the Full Issue
The Skinny is delivered on Tuesday and focuses on the cable profession. You'll stay in the know on the headlines, topics and special issues you value most. Sign Up


Dec 6
2023 Most Powerful Women Awards Nomination close on September 8, 2023.
Full Calendar


Seeking an INDUSTRY JOB?

Hiring? In conjunction with our sister brand, Cynopsis, we are offering hiring managers a deep pool of media-savvy, skilled candidates at a range of experience levels and sectors, The result will be an even more robust industry job board, to help both employers and job seekers.

Contact [email protected] for more information.