The U.S. Supreme Court has turned down a request from a cable channel to hear its case. The Los Angeles Times reports that the court declined to take on Tennis Channel’s petition to overturn an appeals court ruling that favored Comcast.
The appeals court ruled that Comcast was within its rights to place Tennis Channel in a sports tier with limited distribution, the story reports, adding: “The Supreme Court’s denial seems to slam the door on the Tennis Channel’s marathon legal case against the nation’s largest cable television operator."
Comcast, in a statement, said it was “pleased” that the appeals court ruling will stand.
Tennis Channel, for its part, said it was “disappointed that the Supreme Court chose not to hear the case.” It added, “This is not, of course, a decision on its merits, and not entirely surprising given the Court’s crowded docket."