#<p><strong><a href="http://www.techeye.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/Buggles_Video_Killed_the_Radio_Star-e1456908219287.png" rel="attachment wp-att-163752"><img class="size-medium wp-image-163752 alignleft" src="http://www.techeye.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/Buggles_Video_Killed_the_Radio_Star-300x223.png" alt="Buggles_Video_Killed_the_Radio_Star" width="300" height="223" /></a>The FCC is probing</strong> whether or not cable operators have taken steps to intentionally harm the rise of streaming video.</p>
<p>Apparently there are claims that cable operators have been leaning on broadcasters to keep content from streaming service competitors. Dish Network effectively accused Charter of this back in December, when it claimed Charter was trying to “sabotage” Sling TV through “thinly veiled complaints to programmers.”</p>
<p>Of course there is unlikely to be a paper trail as no cable operator is likely to put these alleged threats on paper in any clear form, but the FCC appears to be getting some confirmation about these cable company demands from companies like HBO:</p>
<p>Disney said in a summary of its meeting with FCC officials that they asked about ways the pay-TV contracts can inhibit online TV.… <a href="http://www.techeye.net/internet/fcc-investigates-if-cable-is-killing-the-streaming-star" class="read-more">Read the rest</a></p>