WASHINGTON -- The Federal Communications Commission has
sided with the National Football League in a long-running
programming dispute with Comcast Corp.
The FCC says Comcast should carry the league's NFL Network on its popular digital cable package.
The commission ruled that Comcast discriminated against the NFL Network by agreeing to carry the channel only on a more expensive
sports cable service. The NFL filed the complaint against Comcast in May.
The FCC ruling now goes before an administrative law judge, who could force Comcast to carry the NFL programming at a certain
Comcast has argued that consumers will have to pay more for programming many may not want if the company is forced to include
the NFL Network in its regular digital cable package.