Court Tosses FCC Order On Cable Deal Info

The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals has struck down the FCC’s order that programmers reveal details of their carriage agreements with Comcast as part of the agency’s review of the now defunct Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger. Programmers including CBS, Fox, Disney and others challenged the order last fall, arguing that the agreements were proprietary and highly sensitive and should not be shared with other cable players in the industry, a key part of the FCC’s order.