On March 15, counsel to fast-growing MVPD-distributed premium sports network beIN Sports submitted a program carriage complaint against Comcast. The 49-page complaint from beIN’s Deputy Managing Director for the U.S. and Canada, Antonio Briceño, and a trio of Steptoe & Johnson LLP attorneys, alleges Comcast violated the FCC’s non-discrimination requirement.
In short, beIN Sports wants its channels similarly situated next to those owned by Comcast’s NBCUniversal unit: NBC Sports Network and Universo.
There’s lots of redacted language in the complaint. Now, Comcast gets its chance to omit highly sensitive business information from the public record as it continues to defend itself against the Miami-based sports networks.