By John Eggerton, Broadcasting & Cable Online, 5-18-20
The FCC is proposing to help promote broadcasting as a new competitive broadband pipe by making it clear that legacy broadcast TV ownership regulations do not apply to broadcast-delivered internet services like over-the-top video and data.
That is according to FCC commissioner Brendan Carr, who has been working on a draft declaratory ruling and notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) he says the FCC plans to vote on at its June public meeting. Carr was a logical choice to spearhead the item. At a 2019 NAB Show speech, he suggested that the ultra HD and interactivity of ATSC 3.0 (Nextgen TV) for broadcast services was only part of the story because the same ATSC 3.0 technology can deliver a 25 Mbps data stream.
Carr let that cat, more like a lion, out of the bag in remarks in advance of a National Association of Broadcasters/Consumer Technology Association online event on the ATSC 3.0 advanced TV transmission standard Monday (May 18). » Read More