Video Items on Agenda for FCC Open Meeting


The FCC will hold an open meeting on Thursday, February 18, 2016 to consider the following items:

• Promoting Diverse and Independent Programming: The Commission will consider a Notice of Inquiry that seeks comment on the current state of programming diversity and the principal obstacles that independent programmers face in obtaining carriage on video distribution platforms.

• Expanding Consumer Choice: The Commission will consider a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that seeks comment on a framework for providing innovators, device manufacturers and app developers the information they need to develop new technologies to access video content.

• Closed Captioning of Video Programming- The Commission will consider a Second Report and Order that allocates responsibilities for the delivery of closed captions on video programming and the handling of captioning complaints.

The meeting is scheduled to start at 10:30 am, and will be shown online at

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