Rockefeller Wants to Give Online Video Services Parity With Cable

But the bill is in for a fight from broadcasters and cable interests alike

Hoping to give cord-cutters more options and more content, Sen. Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) this afternoon will introduce a bill that offers online video services like Aereo and Netflix the same regulatory protections as cable and satellite TV. Called the Consumer Choice in Online Video Act, the bill is intended to stimulate the new online video marketplace by making it easier for online video companies to compete.