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FCC rules for Tennis Channel in Comcast dispute

Wed, 12/21/2011 - 1:35pm
The Associated Press

The Federal Communications Commission has ruled in favor of the Tennis Channel in its dispute with Comcast.

The Tennis Channel filed a complaint against the cable operator in 2010, accusing it of discriminating against the network in violation of FCC rules.

The Tennis Channel argued that Comcast gave preferential treatment to two similar sports cable networks it owned – Versus and Golf Channel – by placing them on more broadly distributed tiers.

The FCC ruling released Tuesday fined Comcast $375,000 and ordered it to treat the Tennis Channel the same as Versus and Golf Channel.

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