Tennis Channel Wins Cable Bias Dispute With Comcast

Law360, New York (December 21, 2011, 3:33 PM EST) -- A U.S. Federal Communications Commission judge ruled Tuesday that Comcast Cable Communications LLC discriminated against Tennis Channel Inc., marking the first time the FCC has found a cable operator in violation of the agency's anti-discrimination rules.

Chief Administrative Law Judge Richard L. Sippel found that Comcast unfairly put independently owned Tennis Channel in a more expensive sports package while offering sports networks owned by Comcast, like Golf Channel and Versus, on a basic cable package available to more viewers.

"Comcast Cable's provision of more advantageous carriage...
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