Mapping the 'Most Favored Nation'

Ehrenkranz, Gil
February 2008
Multichannel News;2/11/2008, Vol. 29 Issue 6, p47
The article comments on issues related to the use of the most favored nations (MFN) clause in multichannel video-programming distribution. The clause is meant to protect a distributor by providing that if a programmer grants more favorable treatment to any other distributor, then the programmer will provide the same favorable terms to the distributor. MFN clauses are meant as safety nets to guarantee equal treatment of distributors. Key disadvantages and limitations of MFN are provided.


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