Bloomberg Wins FCC Fight Over Comcast Channel Grouping

Law360, New York (May 2, 2012, 6:33 PM EDT) -- The Federal Communications Commission said Wednesday that Comcast Corp. had wrongly isolated Bloomberg LP's business network from other news stations in channel listings, violating conditions imposed when the cable giant bought NBCUniversal Inc. last year.

The regulator said that in some media markets, Comcast had excluded Bloomberg's BTV from its system of so-called network neighborhoods — blocs of similar channels — in violation of an FCC order that required Comcast to put all news networks on a level playing field without giving preferential treatment to the...
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