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Judge grants class action status in Comcast clustering suit
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • USA
  • May 18 2007

A federal district court judge has granted class action status in a lawsuit that accuses Comcast of “clustering” various Philadelphia-area cable systems in an attempt to boost cable bills


Comcast-NBC merger hearing focuses on diversity
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • USA
  • June 11 2010

Witnesses gathered at a House Judiciary Committee field hearing on the Comcast-NBC Universal (NBCU) merger offered differing views on the transaction's impact on media diversity


House, Senate panelists question AT&T and DirecTV on merger plan
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • USA
  • June 27 2014

At back-to-back congressional hearings, executives of AT&T and DirecTV addressed concerns raised by lawmakers and various industry witnesses on the


Third Circuit lifts stay of media cross ownership rules
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • USA
  • March 26 2010

Rejecting a motion that, ironically, was filed by the FCC, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals vacated its stay of FCC rules that permit common ownership of a newspaper and a television station in the top 20 media markets


FCC requests further information on Comcast-NBCU merger
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • USA
  • October 8 2010

In separate letters delivered to merger partners Comcast and NBC Universal on Monday, the FCC asked both companies to answer additional questions on a variety of topics that include the companies' agreements with content providers and advertisers and proposed rate changes


ACA report suggests conditions on Comcast-NBCU merger
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • USA
  • November 12 2010

A study compiled by a former FCC chief economist and issued Monday by the American Cable Association (ACA) estimates that U.S. cable consumers could face significant rate increases if the Comcast-NBC Universal (NBCU) merger is approved by the FCC without conditions


News Corp-Liberty Media transfer approved by FCC
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • USA
  • February 29 2008

After a year-long wait, News Corp. and Liberty Media received FCC clearance on Monday to proceed with a share swap through which News Corp. would exchange its 38.6 stake in DirecTV for Liberty’s 16.3 interest in News Corp


Comcast to pay $800,000 to settle FCC probe on NBCU conditions
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • USA
  • June 29 2012

Under a consent decree reached with the FCC, Comcast agreed on Wednesday to pay $800,000 to settle an FCC probe into the cable giant’s compliance with certain conditions attached to its January 2011 merger with NBC Universal (NBCU


FCC allows cable program access rules to expire
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • USA
  • October 12 2012

Pointing to a national multichannel video program distribution marketplace in which cable operators now play a less dominant role, the FCC decided unanimously last Friday to allow provisions of its program access rules that prohibit exclusive contracts to expire


Liberty boosts Sirius stake, seeks FCC consent to assume control
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • USA
  • August 24 2012

Liberty Media moved closer to its goal of acquiring control of Sirius XM Radio with the $234.3 million purchase of additional shares to raise its stake to 48 and with the filing of documents with the FCC last Friday that request consent for Liberty to assume control of the satellite radio service provider