Articles for J.J. Smith
FCC Proposes Changing MVPD Definition
Says online video's growth requires updating its interpretation of "video distributor" to include any company that delivers multiple programming channels online
Proposals Seek to End TV and Online Blackouts that Result from Retransmission Disputes
The "Video CHOICE Act" is one of several bills that seek to update existing laws to prevent a repeat of the Time Warner Cable-CBS blackout
Streaming and OTT Spark Efforts to Update Communications Act
House Republicans calling for changes say the goal will be to balance the needs of consumers with the rights of stations that transmit programming over the air
Webcasting Without Worry
Webcasting has gotten easier, but that doesn't mean it's stress-free. Here are some tips and tricks to take some of the worry out of your webcasting efforts.
Rockefeller Bill Aims to Stop Online Video Favoritism by ISPs
A recently introduced bill aims to stop ISPs from blocking or slowing video transmissions from competing companies.
New FCC Head Says the Commission Needs to Address the "Dynamism" Driving Online Video
Recently appointed FCC chair Tom Wheeler says online video and polices that address it are on the agency's radar, though he declined to offer specifics
FCC Issues Video Programming Rule Requiring Navigation Devices be Accessible to Blind, Deaf
New rule covers devices used for over-the-top streaming to televisions, including game consoles and set-top boxes, as well as tablets and other mobile devices
Senate Approves Wheeler, O'Rielly to FCC Posts
Sen. Ted Cruz lifted his hold on the Wheeler nomination after receiving assurance that a proposal to modify disclosure around political ads would not be a priority for the commission
Sen. Cruz Puts Hold on Vote to Confirm Wheeler as Head of FCC
Saying he needs answers regarding political funding disclosures, the Tea Party senator delays a vote.
Searching for Successful Video SEO Strategies: What Really Works
Make the viewers come to you. Here's how to get the most out of your content with effective video search engine optimization techniques.
Retransmission Dispute Dominates House Video Marketplace Hearing
While the agenda was updating video marketplace laws for the mobile age, stopping pay TV blackouts stole the stage.
FCC Extends Comments Deadline on Closed-Captioning Rule
New deadline gives content producers, distribution outlets, and hardware manufacturers time to collaborate on interoperable solutions to provide closed captioning to online viewers
Video Technology Providers Back FCC E-Rate Update
As more students stream distance learning video, FCC proposes updating program that funds internet access for schools and libraries, and finds backing among video tech vendors