Best Buy, Sony, Others Form AllVid Alliance
A consortium of tech industry giants, including Best Buy, Sony, Google and Mitsubishi, have teamed up to defend the FCC's "AllVid" video standard, which would allow more types of TV content to appear on the same device. The group is called the AllVid Tech Company Alliance.
The cable companies and DirecTV are the primary opponents of the measure.
"The AllVid “gateway” approach ensures that video programs and services as offered by an MVPD can be rendered, stored, and responded to by consumer-owned home network devices as efficiently as consumer-owned devices now connect to and interact with the Internet.