According to a recent article from broadcastingcable.com, beIN Sports, the home of Major league Wrestling is asking for a huge increase in its fees for Comcast to carry the sports network which has resulted in Comcast recently dropping beIN Sports from its television packages. The article also states that four months ago, beIN sports filed a carriage complaint against Comcast claiming they violated program carriage rules and the non-discrimination condition attached with the FCC’s approval of the cable company’s purchase of NBCUniversal.
On Friday, beIN Sports issued a statement after the Federal Communications Commission dismissed the carriage complaint filed against Comcast following the cable network dropping beIN Sports from its television packages.
You can read the full statement from beIN Sports regarding the FCC’s dismissal below:
MIAMI, FL – August 3, 2018 – beIN SPORTS releases statement regarding FCC’s dismissal of the network’s Carriage Complaint filed in March 2018 against Comcast, following a discriminatory and patently unfair renewal proposal from the service provider.
“We note the FCC has dismissed the case without prejudice, and provided a valuable roadmap going forward. The agency specifically explained it needs a more definitive indication of what programming would be featured on our networks. We are encouraged by the fact that the FCC provided no support for Comcast’s primary arguments and feel confident in our ability to supply information consistent with the FCC’s guidance” said Antonio Briceño, beIN SPORTS’ Deputy Managing Director for the U.S. and Canada.
The previously filed complaint alleged Comcast ignored its obligations as a vertically integrated network in favor of their own soccer content and other sports-related programming, to the detriment of the network and viewers, violating program carriage rules and the non-discrimination condition attached with the FCC’s approval of its purchase of NBCUniversal.
beIN SPORTS’ priority is, and has always been, to provide the most compelling programming, coverage and analysis to viewers, as work continues to bring more opportunities for fair access to the network’s hours of exclusive sports coverage including LaLiga soccer matches and exclusive coverage of the ongoing WTA tour
Subscribers who would like to keep beIN SPORTS and beIN SPORTS en Español can visit www.keepbeINonXFINITY.com or call 1-877-789-1392 to file a complaint to their cable provider directly. Your support can make the difference #KeepbeIN #StopCarrierBarriers!
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