Cablevision Sues Viacom Over Channel Package Deal

Taking "legal aim at channel package deals," Cablevision is suing Viacom in an antitrust suit that claims the programmer is illegally forcing the cable operator to carry 14 "lesser watched" channels, writes John Eggerton. "Cablevision says that its customers do not want networks such as Palladia, MTV Hits and VH1 Classic, but that it is forced to carry them in order to secure must-have nets like Nickelodeon, MTV and Comedy Central."

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