Cable nets sue FCC over "dual must-carry"

02/5/2008 | Hollywood Reporter, The · Bloomberg Businessweek

Six cable programmers -- C-SPAN, Discovery Communications, The Weather Channel, TV One, A&E Television Networks and Scripps Networks -- have filed suit in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, charging that the FCC's new "dual must-carry" rule is unconstitutional. At the heart of the matter is the commission's rule that requires cable companies to deliver the analog and digital signals from local broadcasters after the February 2009 transition to all-digital TV.

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