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Dec07

Fall Technology Series: Smart TV

Consumers enjoy recommendations based on their television viewing habits (“viewers who watched Mr. Robot… may enjoy Fight Club”), but who else knows what you’re watching? The golden age of television...

Comment Filed by Jessica Rich on Privacy Enforcement Implications of FCC’s Proposed Set-Top Box Rulemaking

Date
Matter Number
P165403
Federal Trade Commission Bureau of Consumer Protection Director Jessica Rich filed a comment today with the Federal Communications Commission regarding the FCC’s proposed rulemaking to expand the...

Time Warner, Inc.; Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.; Tele-Communications, Inc.; and Liberty Media Corporation

Final consent order requiring the restructuring of the acquisition of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. settles antitrust concerns that the acquisition would restrict competition in cable television programming and distribution. The order requires Tele-Communications, Inc., the nation's number one cable operator, to divest its interests in Turner; reduces contractual agreements between TCI, Turner and Time Warner to carry certain programming; reduces opportunities for bundling programming; prohibits price discrimination against competing cable systems; and requires Time Warner's cable systems to carry a rival news channel to compete with CNN.

Type of Action
Administrative
Last Updated
FTC Matter/File Number
9610004
Docket Number
C-3709

America Online, Inc., and Time Warner Inc.

AOL and Time Warner Inc. settled Commission concerns relating to their proposed merger. The order requires AOL Time Warner to open its cable system to competitor internet service providers. In addition, the company is prohibited from interfering with content passed along the bandwidth contracted for by non- affiliated internet service providers; and prohibited from interfering with the ability of non- affiliated providers of interactive television services to interact with interactive signals that AOL Time Warner agreed to carry.

Type of Action
Administrative
Last Updated
FTC Matter/File Number
0010105
Docket Number
C-3989

Cablevision Systems Corporation

Consent order settles charges that Cablevision's acquisition of certain cable operations in northern New Jersey and in New York from Tele-Communications Inc. would result in higher prices and lower quality of cable television services for residents of Paramus and Hillsdale, New Jersey. The settlement requires divestiture of TCI's cable systems in the two cities.

Type of Action
Administrative
Last Updated
FTC Matter/File Number
9710095
Docket Number
C-3804

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