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Report: Amazon backs FCC's set-top-box proposal

Amazon.comInc. backed the FCC's set-top-box proposal in comments to thecommission, but said new privacy requirements were not needed, Multichannel News reported April 28.

Also, the online retail giant is urging the FCC to ensurethat multichannel video programming distributors subject to the regulationshould not offer any services that are delivered over the Internet. The companyargued that the agency's proposal had a balanced approach, and concerns aboutintellectual property, programming, contracts' privacy, content and securitycan be addressed adequately.

The support comes as some of the largest media companies inthe U.S. opposed theFCC proposal.