Case Study: Brantley V. NBC Universal

Law360, New York (June 9, 2011, 12:41 PM EDT) -- It has long been the subject of fierce debate whether cable television and DBS distributors should be forced to unbundle their program tiers and sell channels to subscribers on an "a la carte" basis, and in turn whether major programmers should be forbidden from conditioning the licensing of their most popular, "must-have" networks on cable and DBS operators' carriage of their less popular ones. While most often fought on a policy basis in rulemaking proceedings before the Federal Communications Commission, the issue also has played out...
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