MPVD


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MPVD

(Multichannel Video Programming Distributor) A service provider that delivers a wide variety of TV channels to the user. Cable TV, satellite TV and FiOS are examples. Contrast with Internet TV.
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Vivicast's roots began with live linear television content for Cable operators but the company has continuously expanded its offerings and acquisitions of the best in 24/7 entertainment and on demand programming which are made available to MPVD operators around the world.
The FCC's move to assume a presumption of competition in all markets served by an MPVD, moving the burden of proof from MVPDs to local franchising authorities, has earned the opposition of broadcasters, and the New Jersey Broadcasters Association is urging Sen Cory Booker to join the cause.
Epselien doubts that incorporating the reality of having to pay for content like any other MVPD is likely going to impose a barrier to entry that few if any linear MPVD prospects will be able to clear.