A short government shutdown might not slow down various cable and telecom regulatory proceedings at the FCC, but Congressional dysfunction means the Commission may remain a 3-member agency longer than expected. Here’s what’s likely to occur regarding FCC nominees and what the shutdown means for cable’s main lobbying arm and other industry players.
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While Time Warner Cable was embroiled in a month-long dispute with CBS, the programmer inked a deal with Verizon FiOS. This time around the deal is with Turner.
After a short 3-month trial, Cox’s Internet TV service flarewatch flamed out, with IHS analysts figuring the MSO stopped the pilot because the financial rewards proved minimal. Read about the IHS estimates here.