Wheeler Wants To Redefine MVPDs

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler circulated a proposal to commissioners that would update the definition of MVPDs to be technology-neutral and change the FCC’s video competition rules to encourage over-the-top innovation and consumer choice, allowing online video service providers that offer linear channels of streaming content to have the same access to programming owned by cable operators and the same ability to negotiate to carry broadcast TV stations. He explains in the FCC Blog.