From the LA Times comes Is the FCC ready to think outside the set-top box? which tells us: From this article It would appear that a combination of forces are pushing to make the "set-top box" a Roku box built into a tv signal receiver box. The problem is right now without a set-top box live streaming is possible for a few tv channels along with "on-demand" streaming for most programming using other devices through the internet without a set-top box. IMHO cable and satellite TV has about a decade before most people won't be getting their video programming. It's happening without the FCC, but it wouldn't hurt for the FCC to keep an eye on it all as many of us depend upon a cable company for our internet service.