Los Angeles Business Journal

Legal Battle Could Rattle TV Business

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Cablevision Systems Corp. filed suit in federal court on Tuesday, accusing Viacom Inc., the parent of MTV, Nickelodeon and Comedy Central, of anti-competitive behavior, the Los Angeles Times reports. At issue is whether Viacom uses its leverage to force distributors to carry low-rated networks in return for access to its popular channels, a practice known in the industry as bundling.