Mediacom scored a point in its ongoing retrans dispute with Sincliar, with a federal judge on Mon denying the broadcaster’s motions to stay proceedings in the MSO’s antitrust suit against it. Sinclair will have to file an answer within 30 days to Mediacom’s claims that it violated antitrust laws by tying carriage of some broadcast stations to payment for carriage of other stations. Sinclair wanted to stay the proceeding pending Mediacom’s appeal of a decision that could have kept the broadcast stations on past a Dec 1 termination deadline.

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