“Tom Wheeler, Chairman of the FCC, recently shared a proposal with his colleagues that could drastically change how we watch TV,” Adam Levy writes for The Motley Fool. “He wants to introduce measures that would allow pay-TV customers to choose whatever set-top box they want.”
“Currently, the average pay-TV household in the U.S. spends $231 each year to rent boxes from its cable company,” Levy writes. “The pay-TV operators have used set-top boxes to both differentiate their services, and increase revenue. But if Wheeler’s proposal goes through, that revenue could suddenly shift to new hardware makers, and Apple could be one of the biggest beneficiaries.”
“If the FCC approves Mr. Wheeler’s proposal, Apple won’t need to stream TV. It can just use the regular cable feed by working with traditional pay-TV operators,” Levy writes. “That would open up the $20-billion-a-year market for Apple, while resulting in additional service revenue, as well”
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MacDailyNews Take: Hopefully, this proposal flies and as quickly as possible.
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