The Cable Industry Threatens To Sue If FCC Tries To Bring Competition To Cable Set Top Boxes

The Cable Industry Threatens To Sue If FCC Tries To Bring Competition To Cable Set Top Boxes

Back in February the FCC voted on a new plan to open up the traditional cable box to competition. According to a fact sheet being circulated by the agency (pdf), under the FCC's plan you'd still pay your cable company for the exact same content, cable operators would simply have to design systems — using standards and copy protection of their choice — that delivered this content to third-party hardware. The FCC's goal is cheaper, better hardware and a shift away…

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‘Marvel’s The Punisher’ spin-off ordered by Netflix, Jon Bernthal to star

'Marvel's The Punisher' spin-off ordered by Netflix, Jon Bernthal to star

It’s official: The Punisher is getting his own TV series. EW has learned that Marvel has ordered a spin-off starring vigilante character introduced in Daredevil season 2. Jon Bernthal will reprise his role as vengeful military veteran Frank Castle, who brings his own lethal form of justice to Hell’s Kitchen. Writer and executive producer Steve Lightfoot (Hanniba, Casualty) will serve as showrunner.

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