FCC Wants The Cable Industry To Put More Of Your Favorite TV Online
The Federal Communications Commission might only approve a Time Warner/Charter merger that puts more cable-only content on the Internet.By Evan Thomas | March 1, 2016
The Federal Communications Commission wants to get rid of the holdup that keeps much of today's TV content off of online streaming platforms.
Sure, you can use HBO Go or WatchESPN these days, but when you think TV, chances are what you're looking for is still on the living room screen before it's anywhere else.
You can thank provider contracts. The Wall Street Journal writes, "The cable firms often insist on inserting clauses that prevent the media companies from simultaneously providing their programs to an online provider, industry insiders say."