“Apple, according to [Re/code‘s Peter] Kafka, seems to be trying to start an ‘over the top’ pay-TV service like Dish’s Sling TV product, or the one Sony is getting ready to launch,” Philip Elmer-DeWitt reports for Fortune.
“What makes the timing so interesting is that Kafka’s story broke the same day the chairman of the FCC issued controversial net neutrality rules that would prohibit, among other things, ‘paid prioritization’ on the Internet,” P.E.D. reports. “You might think that a ban on fast lanes would make it harder for companies with heavy content to deliver — streaming video being among the heaviest — to make special arrangements with Internet service providers to ensure that their content flowed smoothly to our homes, without hiccups, stutters or spinning beach balls. But you would be wrong.”
P.E.D. reports, “The FCC’s proposal specifically exempts so-called CDNs — content delivery networks — from the paid prioritization rules.”
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