Not Fit to be Tied—Viacom Demands Dismissal of Cablevision’s Antitrust Suit

Viacom asked a federal court Wed to dismiss Cablevision’s antitrust lawsuit, which claims the programmer illegally tied lesser-watched nets to “must-have” channels such as Nick and MTV. In its court filing, Viacom said the lawsuit came just months “after being successful in having had dismissed a lawsuit challenging that same conduct by it and others brought by consumers of cable and satellite distributors.” More on Viacom’s legal response as well as Cablevision’s take.

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