CHLI Congressional Briefing on: How the FCC Wants You to Watch TV
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Posted by: Roberto Cervantes
CHLI Congressional Briefing on: How the FCC Wants You to Watch TV:
What It Means for Diverse Programming, Copyright, and
the Future of Video Content
Washington, D.C. – On Wednesday, April 6, 2016, the Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute (CHLI) held a briefing on Capitol Hill with influential panelists, the Honorable Michael K. Powell (@ChairmanPowell), former chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), and current President and CEO of the National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA) (www.ncta.com); The Honorable Chris Dodd (@SenChrisDodd), former U.S. Senator, and current CEO of the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) (www.mpaa.org); and Victor Cerda, Senior VP of Corporate Strategy for Vme TV (www.vmetv.com).
The panelists discussed the FCC’s set-top box proposal that would make paid cable set-top box data, including programming streams, available for third-party device makers and app developers. As the leading non-profit and non-partisan organization dedicated to advancing the U.S. Hispanic community's economic progress, CHLI’s briefing particularly focused on the potential impact of these regulations on Hispanic content creators and programming for Hispanic audiences.
The briefing was moderated by Jason Llorenz (@Llorenzesq), a lecturer at Rutgers University School of Communications & Information, and an expert in the field of telecommunications Internet policy. Mr. Llorenz provided the framework and background for the discussion and fielded questions and comments from engaged audience members. The Panelists provided responses to the questions without hesitation and with enough clarity to make the issues easily comprehensible.
CHLI would like to extend its gratitude to the moderator, panelists, all attendees for their participation and our sponsors, and a very special thank you to The Latino Coalition for their partnership. CHLI‘s next briefing will focus on the ‘Impact of the Latino Vote in the 2016 Presidential Election.’ The event will be held on April 26, 2016, at 9:00 AM at 334 Cannon House Office Building. For more pictures of the briefing, please visit our Facebook page.
For more information on the issue at hand, please visit the links below:
FCC CHAIRMAN PROPOSAL TO UNLOCK THE SET-TOP BOX: CREATING CHOICE & INNOVATION
THE FUTURE OF TV COALITION
MPAA - THE FCC SHOULD SAY "NO" TO ALLVID