FCC Greenlights Adelphia Sale

Law360, New York (July 13, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The Federal Communications Commission has approved the sale of Adelphia Communications to Time Warner Inc. and Comcast Corp., on the condition that the cable providers allow competitors access to local sports programming in all markets except for Philadelphia.

The FCC also stipulated that in the event of access disputes, Time Warner and Comcast would be required to participate in binding arbitration.

Currently, 1.3 million Comcast subscribers in Maryland and Virginia cannot watch Washington Nationals games on the Mid Atlantic Sports Network due to a broadcasting battle...
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