San Francisco, California
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On Monday, November 17th join CCIA as we explore the issues surrounding consumer viewing options in today’s ever-changing world of TV consumption. From Hulu and Roku to Netflix and Apple TV, Americans are rapidly embracing video options beyond their cable set-top-box. Some laws and regulations promote competition for devices, connectivity and programming, but others act as barriers to innovation and choice. The FCC is preparing to launch a new proceeding on Tech transitions, the definition of MVPD and the future of Video. We’ll be sorting through all of the above.
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
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
*This event is designed to be widely attended and is in compliance with all congressional ethics rules.
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Computer & Communications Industry Association
CCIA is an international not-for-profit membership organization dedicated to innovation and enhancing society's access to information and communications. CCIA promotes open markets, open systems, open networks and full, fair and open competition in the computer, telecommunications and Internet industries.