FilmOn's Alki David on meeting with the FCC, litigating, Aereo's chances

Swinging through Washington, D.C. last week to meet with the FCC's Media Bureau and discuss his company FilmOn's finally getting classification as a pay-TV operator, Greek billionaire heir/actor/online-video gadfly Alki David told FierceOnlineVideo that he's encouraged by the feedback he's getting from regulators. "We'll finally get MVPD status, which we've been fighting for since 2010," he said. "Whether we persuade the Copyright office is another thing, but we have three litigations going. Probably … two out of three courts are favorable (to us) right now. (Our status) would be favorable to all courts if the FCC recognizes us." You can read David's full interview here.

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