MPAA statement on the launch of the Xfinity TV partner program

April 21, 2016

April 21, 2016

MPAA Statement on the Launch of the Xfinity TV Partner Program

WASHINGTON – The following is a statement from MPAA’s Joanna McIntosh, Executive Vice President, Global Policy and External Affairs, on the launch of the Xfinity TV Partner Program:

“We hope Comcast’s announcement will prompt device and application providers to develop even more ways than there already are for audiences to enjoy the programming of their choosing, while ensuring content creators are compensated and have a say in how their works are distributed. Unlike Chairman Wheeler’s proposal, this model is consistent with copyright policy and would not force creators to compete with stolen copies of their work in the pay TV environment, as they currently must do online.”

About the MPAA
The Motion Picture Association of America, Inc. (MPAA) serves as the voice and advocate of the American motion picture, home video and television industries from its offices in Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. Its members include: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures; Paramount Pictures Corporation; Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc.; Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation; Universal City Studios LLC; and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

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MPAA Washington, D.C.
Chris Ortman