AT&T Complaint Against Sinclair-tied TV Owners Affirmed


Ten months ago, the owner of DirecTV, AT&T TV NOW and U-Verse scored a FCC Media Bureau victory in a matter that pointed fingers largely at licensees with shared services agreements with Sinclair Broadcast Group.

It was the Bureau’s determination that the licensees failed to negotiate in good faith for consent to carry the signals of these group’s stations. Reconsideration of the decision landed in the hands of the FCC’s five Commissioners. They weren’t swayed by the appeal plea.

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