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Iowa -- -- big media battle -- -- to giants in the industry against each other and Dennis BI is on the story made then.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- When you can order cable channels -- car and pay only for what you -- shunning -- again in lifetime in the Oprah Winfrey network.
In -- of ESPN and the NFL channel.
Well that -- could draw close with a federal antitrust lawsuit filed yesterday Cablevision nation's fifth largest operator of local cable systems.
Suing Viacom a far bigger company that owns.
22 cable channels that the case.
Kids to octogenarian.
Business legends against each other Chuck Dolan founder of Cablevision father of its CEO Jim.
Again Sumner redstone who controlled both Viacom and CBS.
Now Cablevision charges that Viacom illegally forces Cablevision to carry fourteen small barely watch channels they Cablevision doesn't want.
Before -- also can carry eight bigger more popular Viacom outlets such as MTV Nickelodeon Comedy Central.
Cablevision is said to pay Viacom over 75 million dollars a year but the big eight -- it really does want.
Plus almost forty million bucks more for the fourteen also -- they could do -- out.
If it curious complaint they'll Cablevision is belatedly challenging what has been at standard.
Industry practice for decades in fact that consumer class action lawsuit -- 09.
Cablevision was a defendant and it defended the bundling practices that it now -- says.
The -- -- clearly struck a nerve here.
Instantly it one public support from other carriers Time Warner Cable DirecTV.
Charter even Magic Johnson who says his aspire channel.
Gets crowded out by bundling deals.
More details of Viacom's methods will be revealed as the lawsuit filed under seal.
Is -- wrap this week some say though that this is just ruined by Cablevision it wants to intimidate Viacom into renegotiating the deal they signed in December or -- wants to fire a warning shot.
To the next big channel owner they -- within have to negotiate with and the next round Tracy.
And thank you -- twisting stuff.
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