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US DoJ, DirecTV reach settlement in SportsNet LA dispute

Monday 27 March 2017 | 15:52 CET | News
The US Department of Justice (DoJ) has reached a settlement with AT&T over a lawsuit claiming its DirecTV subsidiary unlawfully colluded with rival pay-TV operators to freeze out the SportsNet LA network, now owned by Time Warner Cable. Although no monetary payment was disclosed, the DoJ said AT&T agreed not to share programme licensing information with competitors in the future, according to FierceCable. "Today's settlement promotes competition among pay-television providers and prevents AT&T and DirecTV from engaging in illegal conduct that thwarts the competitive process," said acting

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Categories: Broadcast & Satellite / Internet
Companies: Cox Communications / DirecTV / Time Warner Cable
Countries: United States
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