C-SPAN Says Sky Angel Antitrust Row Belongs At FCC

Law360, New York (January 15, 2013, 4:01 PM EST) -- C-SPAN on Monday urged a federal court to dismiss Internet-cable television provider Sky Angel's antitrust suit over the network's decision to pull programming from the service, saying the dispute must be decided by the Federal Communications Commission.

The FCC has exclusive jurisdiction over complaints involving multichannel video programming distributors, or MVPDs, C-SPAN said. Sky Angel, unsatisfied with the regulator's speed in resolving identical disputes over its access to Discovery Channel and Animal Planet programming, attempted to side-step the FCC's reach by dressing up their program access...
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