FCC Judge Favors Cable Cos. In Programming Spat

Law360, New York (October 15, 2009, 5:01 PM EDT) -- A Federal Communications Commission administrative law judge has sided with Comcast Corp. and Time Warner Cable Inc. in a lawsuit brought by family-owned network WealthTV, which accused them of refusing to carry its channels in favor of a competitor affiliated with the cable giants.

In a ruling issued Thursday, FCC Chief Administrative Law Judge Richard Sippel found that WealthTV failed to produce evidence backing its claims that the cable companies had failed to negotiate with it in good faith and had given preferential treatment to an...
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