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FCC satisfied with Comcast's authentication of HBO Go on PS4

The FCC is satisfied with the steps Comcast Corp. has taken "to authenticate its subscribers for access to the HBO Go and WatchESPN TV Everywhere services on PlayStation devices," Multichannel News reported, citing a letter Travis LeBlanc, FCC Enforcement Bureau chief, sent to Comcast.

The regulatory body received complaints regarding the unavailability of HBO Go on the Sony Corp. devices through Comcast, with some complaints citing a violation of net neutrality. After talks with the parties concerned, the FCC said it was happy with the move as it showed Comcast's commitment to "providing content to consumers where and when they want it, on all possible devices, and for those devices to be innovative platforms for new applications."

LeBlanc added that the FCC is pleased with any action that furthers "the goals of enhanced competition, programming diversity, consumer choice, and innovation in the marketplace," according to the Jan. 19 report.