FCC Sits Out Sinclair Flap

Hearn, Ted; Moss, Linda
February 2007
Multichannel News;2/5/2007, Vol. 28 Issue 6, p8
The article reports that Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will not impose binding arbitration on the dispute between Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. and Mediacom Communications Corp. in the U.S. Mediacom has asked FCC to order both sides into binding arbitration but FCC chairman Kevin Martin insisted that the agency is not authorized to force warring parties into binding arbitration when they cannot agree on carriage terms in retransmission-consent negotiations.


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