2/22 DCBar Event: “Video Convergence: Bringing the Internet to the Television & Putting Pay TV Programming Online”

by on January 22, 2011 · 0 comments

The DCBar’s  Computer and Telecommunications Law Section section, on whose Steering Committee I sit, is co-hosting a fascinating brown bag lunch on February 22, 12:15 p.m. to 1:45 p.m at the District of Columbia Bar, 1101 K Street N.W., Conference Center, Washington D.C. 20005.

Online content on your television and your mobile handset; cord cutting; televisions that surf the web and store your family photos…. Are we there?  Do we want to be there?  This panel will explore the latest marketplace developments as well as the legal and policy challenges surrounding this convergence of formerly distinct realms.  Among other issues, the panelists will discuss:  how consumers today are experiencing video and how they are likely to do so in the near future; what technical and legal issues will affect these ongoing marketplace developments; and what actions the FCC is likely to take – and should or should not take – to facilitate competition and choice for consumers, including its planned “AllVid” rulemaking.


  • Rick Chessen, Senior Vice President, Law and Regulatory Policy National Cable &                                             Telecommunications Association
  • Stacy Fuller, Vice President of Regulatory Affairs, DIRECTV
  • Michael Petricone, Senior Vice President of Government Affairs, Consumer Electronics Association
  • Gigi Sohn, President, Public Knowledge


  • Matthew Brill, Partner, Latham & Watkins LLP
  • Lynn Charytan, Vice President Legal Regulatory Affairs, Comcast Corp

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