LOS ANGELES – The Writers Guild of America West (WGAW) has issued the following statement regarding today’s adoption by the FCC of new set-top box rules.
“The Writers Guild of America West congratulates the Federal Communications Commission for enacting rules that will finally bring competition to the cable set-top box market as required by Section 629 of the Communications Act. The rules will free consumers from paying exorbitant monthly fees on top of their cable subscription fees. At the same time, a competitive set-top box market will increase opportunities for independent and diverse content creators to reach viewers on the devices they choose to use.”
The Writers Guild of America West (WGAW) is a labor union representing writers of motion pictures, television, radio and Internet programming, including news and documentaries. Founded in 1933, the Guild negotiates and administers contracts that protect the creative and economic rights of its members. It is involved in a wide range of programs that advance the interests of writers, and is active in public policy and legislative matters on the local, national and international levels. For more information on the WGAW, please visit: http://www.wga.org.