February 2016 Open Commission Meeting

10:30 am - 12:30 pm EST
Room TW-C305, 445 12th Street S.W., Washington, DC

The FCC held this Open Meeting on the subjects listed below:

  • Promoting the Availability of Diverse and Independent Sources of Video Programming:
    The Commission considered a Notice of Inquiry that seeks comment on the current state of programming diversity and the principal obstacles that independent programmers face in obtaining carriage on video distribution platforms.
  • Expanding Consumers' Video Navigation Choices; Commercial Availability of Navigation Devices:
    The Commission considered a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that seeks comment on a framework for providing innovators, device manufacturers and app developers the information they need to develop new technologies to access video content.
  • Closed Captioning of Video Programming:
    The Commission considered a Second Report and Order that allocates responsibilities for the delivery of closed captions on video programming and the handling of captioning complaints.

The Commission considered the subjects listed in the Consent Agenda Section of the Public Notice and these items were not presented individually.

Meeting Documents

FCC Enhances Accessibility of Video Programming on Television

FCC Proposes Rules to "Unlock the Box"

FCC Examines State of Video Programming Diversity

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