America Channel Gets Comcast Berth

Reynolds, Mike
November 2007
Multichannel News;11/12/2007, Vol. 28 Issue 45, p6
The article reports that America Channel plans to enter the regional sports network game with the start of the 2008 fall college-sport season in the U.S. The Federal Communications Commission has compelled Comcast to arbitrate a carriage deal with American Channel. America Channel has secured carriage on Comcast for seven regional sports networks offering college action from 19 National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I conference representing 172 universities.


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