The American Cable Association today advised the Federal Communications Commission it will keep a watchful eye on broadcasters to find instances during retransmission negotiations in which broadcasters demand its members carry their ATSC 3.0 signals and promised to file a Petition for Reconsideration of the FCC order authorizing next-gen OTA TV transmission if they do.
Many broadcasters are excited about the opportunities that the Next Gen standard ATSC 3.0 is likely to produce, but the case is made in a recent letter from the American Cable Association to the FCC, that excitement could lead to detrimental actions to viewers.
In a letter to the chair and ranking members of the House Communications Subcommittee, the American Cable Association raised the concern that ATSC 3.0 could potentially hurt, not help, emergency alerts.
Significant strides have been made with video description services that are available to the blind and visually impaired says the American Cable Association in a filing with the FCC.
New VP of Regulatory Affairs position to strengthen legal and policy advocacy.