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FCC Steps Into TWC-CBS Fray

The Federal Communications Commission is now actively engaged in trying to bring an end to the Time Warner Cable-CBS carriage battle, which has led to a CBS station blackout for TWC subscribers in New York, Dallas and Los Angeles. An FCC spokesperson would not elaborate on exactly what steps the commission was taking. Still, "according to a source, one of the parties must file a complaint -- neither had at press time -- before the commission can weigh in on whether either side is violating FCC rules mandating good faith negotiations, which is the regulatory muscle the FCC can flex under its current rules," writes John Eggerton.

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