NCTA Statement on Consumer Choice in Online Video Act
"Consumers today have an ever-growing roster of online video offerings in addition to robust multichannel video services. Services like Netflix already have almost 30 million U.S. subscribers – far larger than any single multichannel video provider. In addition, Hulu, iTunes, Amazon Prime, Redbox, Vudu, Vimeo, Boxee, Roku, AppleTV and YouTube are providing consumers with increasing options for competitive entertainment choices, facilitated in large part by massive ongoing investments in broadband networks. In a world marked by such dynamism and robust competition, prudent policy dictates the removal of regulatory obstacles for all instead of creating marketplace disparities that would “cherry pick” rights and obligations for some. We deeply respect Chairman Rockefeller and look forward to working with him and all members of the Committee towards our mutual goal of ensuring that the video marketplace continues to thrive."
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