Friday, December 26, 2014

Comcast, NFL Network in hearing on channel's fate

The dispute between the nation's largest cable TV provider and the NFL Network is getting a hearing this week.
Comcast Corp. and the NFL Network are appearing before an administrative law judge at the Federal Communications Commission.

Comcast, NFL Network in hearing on channel’s fate

    The dispute between the nation’s largest cable TV provider and the NFL Network is getting a hearing this week.
    Comcast Corp. and the NFL Network are appearing before an administrative law judge at the Federal Communications Commission.
    The sides disagree over Comcast’s treatment of the NFL channel. Comcast moved it to a premium sports tier that has fewer viewers than the digital TV package where the NFL Network wanted to be.
    Comcast says it put the NFL Network in the premium package because of the high costs of carrying the channel. The
NFL Network says Comcast, based in Philadelphia, is retaliating for not getting the right to air NFL games on its Versus sports channel.
    The judge will make recommendations to the FCC, which could force Comcast to carry the network in the lower-priced tier. -AP

Read more breaking news in our From The Source blog.

About this blog

A blog updated by the Inquirer online desk.

REPORT BREAKING NEWS: Call 215-854-2443

Email online@phillynews.com

Back to philly.com

From the Source
Also on Philly.com
Stay Connected