/// House GOP Throws Support Behind Comcast In Tennis Channel Case

July 23, 2012  |  Media Week

Ever since the Federal Communications Commission's administrative law judge ruled that Comcast must move the Tennis Channel to the same programming tier as Comcast-owned Golf Channel, Comcast has been trying to convince the FCC to reverse the judge's decision when it reviews the case. On Monday, the cable giant got some support from 34 House GOP members led by Commerce Energy and Commerce Chair Fred Upton (R-Mich.) and Rep. Greg Walden (R-Ore.), chairman of the communications and technology subcommittee. The FCC's decision on the Tennis Channel is expected soon, but there is no particular time line the agency must follow. GOP lawmakers on the committee have been hitting hard at the FCC all year accusing the agency of over-reaching its regulatory mandate and passed legislation in the House to reform how the Democratic-controlled FCC makes decisions by restricting its purview to a stricter interpretation of the law.

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