The FCC has released the following agenda for the February Open Meeting, scheduled for Thursday, February 18, 2016 at 10:30 am:

  • Promoting the Availability of Diverse and Independent Sources of Video Programming: The Commission will consider a Notice of Inquiry that seeks comment on the current state of programming diversity and the principal obstacles that independent programmers face in obtaining carriage on video distribution platforms.
  • Expanding Consumers’ Video Navigation Choices; Commercial Availability of Navigation Devices (CS Docket No. 97-80): The Commission will consider a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that seeks comment on a framework for providing innovators, device manufacturers and app developers the information they need to develop new technologies to access video content.
  • Closed Captioning of Video Programming (CG Docket No. 05-231); Telecommunications for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Inc. Petition for Rulemaking: The Commission will consider a Second Report and Order that allocates responsibilities for the delivery of closed captions on video programming and the handling of captioning complaints.

The Commission will also consider several items as consent agenda.  The meeting may be streamed at www.fcc.gov/live.