DC Circ. May Keep Ban On Cable TV Agreements

Law360, New York (September 23, 2009, 5:56 PM EDT) -- A federal appeals court has reportedly signaled that it may defer to the Federal Communications Commission’s decision that prohibited Cablevision Systems Corp. and other cable operators from using exclusive contracts to withhold certain TV programs from their rivals.

During oral arguments of Cablevision’s appeal of the FCC’s ruling, the three judges sitting on the panel for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on Tuesday voiced some reluctance to eliminating the ban, which Cablevision has argued is no longer needed to promote...
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