NBCU Assails FCC on a la Carte

Oct 7, 2008  •  Post A Comment

NBC Universal asked the Federal Communications Commission to keep from intervening in a la carte carriage deals between content owners and pay-TV distributors, Multichannel News reports. NBCU filed a motion on Monday, saying “there’s no legal or factual basis for government intervention in private carriage negotiations” and “government mandated wholesale a la carte is beyond the commission’s legal authority.” NBC has one of the largest cable network lineups, including MSNBC, Bravo and USA Network. Smaller cable operators say bundled packages force them to pay carriage fees for channels they do not want, driving up the costs for operators and consumers.
—Sergio Ibarra

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