Powell, Ergen Among Future of Video Hearing Witnesses


The House Energy and Commerce Committee Communications Subcommittee has set its witnesses for the June 27 Future of Video hearing.

In addition to David Barrett, president of Hearst Television, the other witnesses include National Cable and Telecommunications Association president Michael Powell, Dish chairman Charlie Ergen, Public Knowledge president Gigi Sohn, Roku vice president Jim Funk, Sky Angel CEO Robert Johnson, Netflix general counsel David Hyman and Motion Picture Association of America senior executive vice president Michael O'Leary.

The hearing is the second in a series of hearings Subcommittee Chairman Greg Walden (R-Ore.) has planned to keep the committee up to speed with the changing face of digital communications.