DC Circ. Shoots Down FCC Merger-Review Disclosure Order

Law360, New York (May 8, 2015, 12:36 PM EDT) -- CBS Corp. and other media giants won a ruling Friday tossing out an order from the Federal Communications Commission that would have disclosed their confidential business information during the agency's review of the AT&T Inc.-DirecTV and Comcast Corp.-Time Warner Inc. mergers.

(Credit: Getty) The commission's decision to hastily let direct competitors see the sensitive materials — information on the networks' programming negotiations and contracts with the pay-TV providers — was both “substantively and procedurally flawed,” the court wrote.

The appeals court said the materials — Walt...
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