Pai Calls FCC Online Video Reclassification Unnecessary

October 26, 2015

FCC commissioner Ajit Pai says the FCC should not redefine some over-the-top video providers as MVPDs subject to FCC program access regulations.

FCC chairman Tom Wheeler proposed redefining linear over-the-top providers (day-and-date channel lineups similar to traditional cable and satellite) as a way to promote online video competition, but has been getting some pushback from some OVD providers as well as cable operators.

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