Why Carriage Complaint Process is Broken

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ConnectedTVThe FCC is soon expected to approve the Charter Communications acquisition of Time Warner Cable.


Charter said in May that it would buy Time Warner Cable in a $56 billion cash-and-stock deal that would make it the No. 2 U.S. Internet and cable company after Comcast Corp.

While such a transaction has a 180-day shot clock for the FCC to consider the deal, there is no such time limit to decide simple carriage access complaints, according to one family-owned independent national television programmer.

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