The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) introduced two important items—the Notice of Inquiry on Promoting the Availability of Diverse and Independent Sources of Video Programming, and the Set Top Box Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM)—both of which will potentially impact the future of television and the viability of diverse and independent programmers.
Yesterday, we lost a dear friend and giant in communications law and policy and diversity in the communications industries. Dan Brenner, 64, died after being struck by a car while crossing a street in Los Angeles.
The Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council (MMTC), along with 16 leading national and social justice organizations (“Concerned Organizations,” listed below), recently filed a letter with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) urging the Commission to consider the unintended consequences of its recent set top box proposal on diverse and independent programmers.
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Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council’s (MMTC) 7th Annual Broadband and Social Justice Summit, “Thirty Years of Changing Channels: Platforms for the Future.” MMTC is celebrated our 30th Anniversary as the leading national nonprofit organization advocating for diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunity in media and telecom.
In particular, MMTC is concerned that Chairman Wheeler’s current proposal would force programmers and distributors to disaggregate their shows and services, ...MORE.