Antitrust Suit Says C-SPAN Wrongly Left Internet TV Lineup

Law360, New York (November 13, 2012, 6:03 PM EST) -- An antitrust complaint launched against C-SPAN on Tuesday accuses the network of unlawfully pulling its programming from an Internet-cable television service provider because its board of directors, composed of executives from traditional cable companies, felt threatened by a competing business model.

Sky Angel U.S. LLC, which operates a multichannel Internet television service, claims C-SPAN's directors tried to shut the company out of the market by withholding its programming in violation of the Sherman Act. The decision was spearheaded by C-SPAN's operator, the National Cable Satellite Corp.,...
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