This could be the biggest news of the year if it happened this year. If not, and it happens in 2015, still the biggest news. Jacob Kastrenakes on an FCC proposed rule change that could turn the cable TV and broadcast TV upside down.
Internet TV may have just gotten the break it needed. The Federal Communications Commission officially proposed a rule change today that would give any company that wants to carry television shows the ability to license them from cable and broadcast networks. That’s a big deal, because networks aren’t required to negotiate with most companies in the same way that they negotiate with cable and satellite providers. If this proposal goes into effect, any company that wants to offer TV shows over the internet will have the same negotiating powers to do so as a traditional TV provider would, meaning that internet TV providers could finally get off the ground.