AT&T: OTT Video Plan Obviates Need for Set-Top Rules 

AT&T said its planned rollout of a set of DirecTV-branded over-the-top services that will rely on a variety of connected retail devices shows how off-base the FCC’s effort to unlock the set-top box is. “This confirms that the FCC’s proposed new rules on set-top boxes are wholly unnecessary, backward looking and would impose significant costs with no corresponding benefits,” the company said in a statement. “Our new services will demonstrate that we and the market generally are moving beyond set-top boxes, and providing consumers more choices than ever to watch what they want, when they want and on the device of their choosing anywhere they happen to be.”

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