Supreme Court Pulls Plug On NBC, Viacom Channel Tying Suit

Law360, New York (November 5, 2012, 2:58 PM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to take up a class action accusing NBC Universal Inc., Viacom Inc. and other content providers of strangling the television market by refusing to sell individual channels, closing the door on the antitrust suit.

The high court denied a petition of certiorari filed on behalf of a class of television viewers who sought reconsideration of their allegations that NBC, Viacom, Comcast Corp. and other television players violated antitrust law through an industrywide practice of channel bundling, leaving whole the...
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