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FCC Orders Time Warner To Carry Sports Network

Law360 (October 31, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The federal communications watchdog has found that Time Warner Cable Inc. restrained the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network from being able to compete fairly by refusing to put the network’s regional sports programming on a basic cable tier in North Carolina.

The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday upheld an arbitration decision that determined Time Warner discriminated unlawfully against MASN when it denied carriage of the sports network. It ordered the cable company to start carrying the network’s broadcasts on an analog tier within a month.

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