Enabling Choice for TV Online

BY Maggie Clark
November 6, 2014

On November 17th, join CCIA as we explore the issues surrounding consumer viewing options in today’s ever-changing world of TV consumption. With opening remarks by former Senator Byron Dorgan, three panels of experts will delve into emerging choices for home devices, open connectivity and programming.

Enabling Choice for TV Online: Legislative and Regulatory Policy Options

Monday, November 17th

1:00 – 3:30pm

Capitol Visitors Center, Senate Room 200

Register Here.

1:00pm  Opening Remarks by former Senator Byron Dorgan

1:15pm Beyond the Set-Top Box

This panel will be exploring options for a new Interoperable IP Standard for TV Interface Devices, Comcast’s introduction of a Cloud DVR and more. Moderated by CCIA’s Cathy Sloan, we’ll be featuring:

  • John Bergmayer, Senior Staff Attorney, Public Knowledge
  • Alison Neplokh, Chief Engineer, FCC Media Bureau
  • Joey Wender, Senior Policy Advisor, Office of of Senator Edward Markey
  • Matt Zinn, General Counsel, TiVo

2:00pm  Connectivity Options for Streaming Video

HDTV is a huge bandwitdth hog.  What are the best public policies for Fiber, Cable, Mobile Wireless and WiFi connectivity?   This panel will be moderated by Brendon Sasso of the National Journal, and we’ll be joined by:

  • Paula Boyd, Regulatory Counsel, Microsoft
  • Heather Gold, President & CEO, Fiber to the Home Council
  • Milo Medin, Vice President of Access Services, Google
  • Alex Reynolds, Senior Manager and Regulatory Counsel, CEA

2:45pm Breaking the Bundle: New Options for Programming Choice

This panel will delve into such issues as: Aereo’s Eligibility for a Copyright Compulsory License for Local Broadcast Signals; the possible application of Must-Carry rules and retransmission consent fees; cable program access rights in an OTT world; and the problem of premium sports event blackouts. Moderated by Katy Bachman of Politico, we’ll hear from:

  • David Goodfriend, Of Counsel, Weiner, Brodsky & Kider and Adjunct Professor, Georgetown Law Center
  • Rick Kaplan, General Counsel, National Association of Broadcasters
  • Matt Schruers, Vice President of Law & Policy, CCIA

RSVP Today at: http://onlinetvchoice.eventbrite.com


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