Statement from the Developers Alliance on the FCC's Set-top Box Proposal


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Statement from the Developers Alliance on the FCC’s Set-top Box Proposal

Washington, D.C. -- Developers Alliance President and CEO Jake Ward released the following statement in response to the Federal Communications Commission’s latest set-top box proposal.

“Developers are and will continue to create new and innovative ways to deliver content to their users, and the continued growth of every developer driven market should be evidence enough  that competition has never been greater. The FCC should focus on collaborative solutions developed together by all stakeholders, including competitors, pay-TV providers, and the content industry -- rather than a purely regulatory intervention -- to enable competition and innovation in how consumers consume video programming.

“Policymakers, whether at the FCC or elsewhere, should make it a priority to engage with developers before implementing rules and regulations that could damage the products and services they create.”

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The Developers Alliance is the world’s leading advocate for software developers and the companies invested in their success. Alliance members include industry leaders in consumer, enterprise, industrial, and emerging software development, and a global network of more than 75,000 developers.