Sky Angel's C-SPAN Antitrust Allegations Fall Flat

Law360, New York (June 4, 2013, 1:19 PM EDT) -- A Washington federal judge on Monday tossed claims that C-SPAN improperly withdrew its programming from Christian Internet television provider Sky Angel US LLC's service, finding the provider had not adequately alleged an antitrust conspiracy or that C-SPAN monopolized a relevant market.

U.S. District Judge Rudolph Contreras dismissed an antitrust complaint lodged against National Cable Satellite Corp., which operates as C-SPAN, over its cancellation of a deal that would have allowed Sky Angel to air C-SPAN content, according to an order and opinion the judge issued.

Sky Angel alleged in the suit that since C-SPAN — a nonprofit created by cable television...

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