Policy

Online Video Hearing as the Stakeholders Live-Tweeted It

4/30/2012 12:01 AM Eastern

Last week’s Senate hearing on multichannel
video had an attentive audience outside the hearing
room, including a host of stakeholders live tweeting as
legislators pondered their future. Here are some of
the Twitterati’s take on a hearing that was, appropriately,
streamed live:

ACA’s Matthew M. Polka

(@MATTatACA)

“But the bottom line from today’s
hearing: OLD laws and
regulations have NOT kept up
with today’s market, including
#Retrans”

NCTA’s Michael Powell

(@chairmanpowell)

“Sen Thune pops 350 billion
question. Streaming growth
valuable but its an enormous
expense to get a net that handles
unlimited streaming.”

NCTA’s Brian Dietz

(@BrianDietz)

“The U.S. invented the Internet
& broadband, ranks #2 in
total users...comparing us to
small Icelandic countries is
chasing windmills.”

Comcast’s Sena Fitzmaurice

(@SenaFitz)

“Diller supports legacy
obligations on broadcasters
and satellite to be applied to
online video.”

CEA’s Michael Petricone

(@mpetricone)

“Barry Diller: “Copyright
law works pretty well right
now...#SOPA was a ridiculous
overreach”. #netvideo hearing”

Public Knowledge’s Harold
Feld
(@haroldfeld)

“I’m glad I wasn’t trying to
watch Senate hearing on
online video through VZ
wireless; would have blown
my #bandwidthcap.”

Free Press’s Joel Kelsey

(@Joel_Kelsey)

“Misener — we should monitor
the incentives and ability
of cable companies to restrict
the availability of competitive
online video offerings.”

NAB’s Dennis Wharton

(@AirWharton)

“@agfhome: Rockefeller:
‘wireless is inadequate during
disasters’ but broadcast
works just fine.”

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