OVD still not a pay TV competitor according to the FCC

The FCC is developing a competition report that will, again, treat online video distributors (OVD)--aka over-the-top (OTT) providers--as additional ways to view video, not direct competition to pay TV providers.

The Commission released its call for information for the new competition report, looking particularly for input from multichannel video programming distributors (MVPDs) on how they view online video distributors.

The call for info asks, "Has the entry of OVDs in the marketplace resulted in reduced viewership of video programming from MVPDs and broadcast television stations?" If that's the case, then the FCC would like to know what metrics to use to compare the different brands of viewership.

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