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Senate Commerce Eyes May for Video Hearing

A Senate Communications Subcommittee source confirms that the committee is planning to hold a hearing on video, with May the likely time frame.

Among the expected topics are Sony's PlayStation Vue over-the-top subscription TV serviceand Verizon's announced new "skinny TV" package of video offerings.

A broadcasting industry source suggested May 6 had been suggested as a possible date. The committee source said that date was not on the calendar as yet, but that it was likely to be in May.

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.