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Judge Rules Comcast Discriminated Against Cable Channel

Dec 21, 2011  •  Post A Comment

A cable channel has scored a victory over cable giant Comcast, the New York Post reports. A Federal Communications Commission judge ruled that Comcast discriminated against The Tennis Channel by putting it on a pricier sports package, according to the report.

The judge ordered Comcast to pay $375,000 and told Comcast to treat Tennis Channel the way it treats its own sports networks, the piece adds. That means that Comcast will have to place The Tennis Channel on the same tiers as its own sports-focused networks, such as Golf and Versus, the story points out.

Comcast says it plans to appeal the ruling, according to a representative.

 

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  1. this is why cable pricing and tier programming should be decided at a national level by a federal mediator, and each provider must abide by the pricing and placement set forth, or not include it in their lineup. it eliminates all conflicts of interest, PR wars over a channel being dropped because of price, and any other anti-competitive measures.

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