“State of the Video Marketplace”

Patrick Gottsch speaks at the FCC Workshop:

Patrick Gottsch responds to a question regarding the importance of MPVD (Multichannel Video Programming Distributor) carriage for the revenue stream of an independent programmer:

Patrick Gottsch responds to a question regarding carriage conditions placed on programmers by cable companies:

Patrick Gottsch responds to questions regarding the effectiveness of FCC mandates on behalf of small, independent programmers and the possibility of independent programmers forming associations with one another:

Patrick Gottsch responds to a question regarding independent programmers ability to negotiate with small vs. large MPVDs (Multichannel Video Programming Distributors):

“State of the Video Marketplace”

RFD-TV Founder and President Patrick Gottsch RFD-TV Founder and President Patrick Gottsch

April 25, 2016

NASHVILLE, Tenn (RFD-TV) RFD-TV Founder and President Patrick Gottsch was one of several representatives from independent television programmers who participated today in an FCC workshop on competition, diversity and innovation in the video marketplace.

Entitled “State of the Video Marketplace,” the workshop, organized by the FCC’s Media Bureau, featured opening comments by FCC Acting Chairwoman Mignon L. Clyburn, followed by speeches from representatives of various industry stakeholders, communication companies, and programmers, including Mr. Gottsch on behalf of RFD-TV. 

The workshop also featured a Q&A session in which Mr. Gottsch likewise participated.

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