Comcast Corp.’s decision to carry the Tennis Channel as premium programming was a business judgment that didn’t discriminate against programming owned by others, a U.S. appeals court ruled, overturning a regulator’s order to include the channel in lower-cost packages.
Verizon Communications Inc. pay-TV subscribers regained access to the Tennis Channel two days into the Australian Open tournament, after the two sides reached an agreement that ended a four-month blackout.
Judge Brett Kavanaugh of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit wrote this week that the First Amendment shields Comcast Corp. from Congress’s authority to ensure the free flow of information across the basic network connections it provides.
CBS Corp. reached a three-year agreement to keep its network on Verizon Communications Inc.’s FiOS pay-TV system, putting pressure on Time Warner Cable Inc. to relent in its stalemate with the broadcaster.
The National Football League and Time Warner Cable Inc. ended a nine-year impasse by reaching an agreement that will make the league-owned NFL Network and RedZone Channel available to millions more U.S. homes.