It has been a year since Cablevision filed an antitrust lawsuit against Viacom over the wholesale bundling of networks. And not much has happened over the past year. The judge recently postponed a pretrial hearing that had been scheduled for Fri (2/28) to May, and there has been no ruling yet on Viacom’s motion to dismiss the case. There was no mention of the matter in the recent CVC earnings call, but upcoming Aereo oral arguments in the Supreme Court were addressed. More on this and a refresher on the lawsuit here.
More top stories in today’s CableFAX Daily:
Wed’s highly anticipated STELA hearing won’t take place after all. Details here.
The FCC has proposed more than $1.9mln in fines against Viacom, ESPN and NBCU for running a commercial that sounded similar to the warning sounds used in emergency alerts.
While Cablevision agrees with broadcasters that Aereo is violating copyright law, it continues to take issue with some of the broadcasters’ arguments. Read about the amicus briefs filed by Cablevision, the Solicitor General and others.