FCC chief wants cable providers to create apps

“Cable and satellite providers will have to make television programs available to subscribers via apps, under a new proposal put forward Thursday by Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler. If the FCC passes the proposal, consumers will no longer have to rent set-top boxes from their cable companies, at an average cost of $231 a year, in order to watch TV. Instead, most cable and satellite subscribers will be able to watch programs on smartphones, tablets and other devices.” Read more at MediaPost.



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