Cable companies have enjoyed a regulatory buffer from Internet competitors when it comes to television. Those days may be numbered.
FCC proposal have been in the works that could give cable and satellite companies competition and customers winners in what continues to be a closed market where no outside company can become MVPD providers.
If the FCC proposal passes, Internet-based companies such as Aereo and Filmon TV could become heavy players and compete with cable and satellite.
It’s certainly about time for an open market as more and more TV viewers continue to head online to watch favorite live and on-demand TV programs they want to see, without the high cost and force pay for channels/programs they don’t want.
Stay tuned and read the article if interested in knowing what the FCC is doing to help TV consumers more. Questions is… Does this mean more savings for TV viewers as competition builds? Only time will tell if this proposal becomes law.
At least, web TV viewers would no longer look over their shoulders when using 3rd party Internet companies that become MVPD providers.