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Re: [HD] FCC Rules on Verizon Access to MSG HD
said by guppy_fish:Your ownership argument has no factual basis here. It has been proven before the FCC that Cablevision/MSG has withheld this must-have programming as a way to hinder multiple competitors in the market - plain and simple. You are reading too far into the corporate structure of Cablevision/MSG, which has zero to do with the issue of their behavior (which the FCC ruled on).
The FCC can only apply the mandate when the content is "owned" by the cable company.
The FCC has made a determination that they have no legal authority to do, the FCC is not a court and only a court can determine if the present ownership meets what the law was written to apply too.
MSG was sold, its 100% a separate company and only a court, not three FCC commissioners can make a determination otherwise
You are reading Zero into what the FCC has in determining how the rule apply's to CV
Time will tell .. so far for 3+ years I have been right
New York, NY
Even if they aren't the same company couldn't MSG be engaging in non-competitive behavior by not offering the HD feeds to FIOS? What if ESPN decided to pull their HD feeds from a cable system? I would think that system would pursue legal action.