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The FCC General Counsel’s office on Wed issued an interim stay of the Dec ALJ decision granting Tennis Channel‘s complaint against the MSO for carriage discrimination. Comcast called the stay "a welcome development, and we hope the full Commission will follow suit. There were procedural and substantive flaws in the ALJ decision, and we continue to believe it should not be upheld." Tennis, however, downplayed the significance of the action, noting in a statement that "a procedural disagreement between the parties, about the effectiveness of the ALJ decision favoring Tennis Channel, is presently being considered by the full commission. Today’s action is thus simply a continuation of the status quo while the commission decides that procedural question. It does not constitute a stay of the judge’s decision pending the commission’s review of the full case. We are pleased that the commission continues to move forward in resolving this dispute." And so it continues…

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