ACA To FCC: Prioritize Channel Unbundling

The American Cable Association has joined several indie programmers in asking the FCC to make the unbundling of channels a top priority. The ACA and its partners say the FCC should restrict large pay-TV operators from entering into unconditional “most favored nation” contracts with programmers. The group also wants the FCC to examine MFN demands from broadcasters, as well as to restrict “unreasonable” alternative distribution method deals.