ACA sounds alarm on vertical integration; Comcast-TWC merger


ACA / American Cable AssociationOn 3/19, NAB called for review of “Collusive Pay TV Ad Practices” in a filing submitted to the FCC, highlighting collusive advertising practices of the pay television industry and urging the FCC to examine whether consumers and advertisers are harmed by the joint advertising sales of pay TV providers. Now, the American Cable Association has issued its own FCC filing on the Commission’s 16th Report on the state of competition in the delivery of video programming. But instead of disputing the NAB, it voiced concerns about the effects of vertical integration on programming and the Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger.

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