The National Cable & Telecommunications Association has asked the FCC for an extra 30 days to file reply comments in the agency's proposal to define some linear over-the-top (OTT) providers as mutichannel video programming distributors (MVPDs).
Initial comments were due March 3 and replies are due March 18. Those dates were determined after the American Cable Association and the National Association of Broadcasters had asked for a 30-day extension of the original deadlines; the FCC granted an extension but said 15 days should be enough.
In asking for another extension, the NCTA pointed to what it called an unusually short reply comment period, which was maintained when the FCC granted the earlier extension.
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Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.
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