By John Eggerton, Multichannel News, 9-1-20

Broadcasters are hitting back hard on critics of the FCC’s proposal to facilitate TV station’s flexible use of their new ATSC 3.0 broadcast transmission standard to become a broadband as well as broadcast player, saying efforts to impose new regs, or exhume old ones, are cynical and unnecessary.

That came in reply comments by the National Association of Broadcasters on the FCC’s Broadcast Internet proposal.

The FCC voted unanimously in June on a proposal to help promote broadcasting as a new ancillary/competitive broadband service by making it clear that legacy broadcast regulations do not apply to broadcast-delivered internet services like over-the-top video and data made possible by the ATSC 3.0 broadcast transmission standard. Not so fast said MVPDs. » Read More