Mark Cuban Cries Foul

Moss, Linda
November 2007
Multichannel News;11/26/2007, Vol. 27 Issue 47, p6
The article focuses on the complaint filed by HDNet co-founder and owner Mark Cuban against DirecTV and Liberty Media. His complaint, which he passed before the Federal Communications Commissions (FCC), stems from his allegation claiming that both companies have treated his HDNet and HDNet Movies unfairly. He asserts that the transaction proposed by both companies cannot be in the public interest as required by law without the addition of conditions to protect independent programmers like him.


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