Bloomberg Gains a Political Ally in Comcast Fight

Aug 5, 2011  •  Post A Comment

Bloomberg has gained a political ally in its fight against cable giant Comcast Corp., reports the Los Angeles Times’ Company Town blog.

Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., sent a letter to the Federal Communications Commission and the Department of Justice urging them to take quick action on the Bloomberg-Comcast dispute, the story says.

At stake is where Comcast places Bloomberg’s business network on its cable lineup, with Bloomberg arguing that a condition of the FCC order approving the Comcast-NBCUniversal deal requires Comcast to move the channel closer to its competitors, including NBCUniversal’s CNBC, the story notes.

Franken wrote: "Comcast’s alleged attempt to maneuver around the neighborhooding condition in the merger order is only the beginning of a series of lengthy and expensive battles over conditions, and I urge the Commission to act promptly if Comcast is in violation of this or any other conditions in its merger order," according to the piece.

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