The Federal Communications Commission also wanted to promote gadgets that would let people search easily for video from online services such as Netflix and YouTube, not just TV channels.
The FCC canceled a vote Thursday; Chairman Tom Wheeler and the two other Democratic commissioners say they are still working on the plan, which had already been changed substantially to make it more amenable to companies that create TV shows and movies, like Disney and Fox.
UPDATE with MPAA and DGA statements: FCC commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel doesn’t seem to be on board yet with chairman Tom Wheeler’s plan to help independent manufacturers sell cable set-top boxes. The FCC took a proposed vote on t...
Federal regulators have delayed a decision on requiring cable and satellite TV companies to make free apps to bypass the need for cable boxes.
Democrats on the Federal Communications Commission say they'll wait to consider rules requiring cable companies to create apps that could replace set-top boxes.
Federal regulators delayed a vote on a proposal to overhaul the market for TV set-top boxes, dealing a major setback to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler on one of his top priorities for the year.