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After the FCC closed the terrestrial loophole we knew it wouldn't be long until satellite and IPTV providers started moving on the cable companies regarding access to high definition versions of their regional sports networks and now they have. Multichannel News reports AT&T has put in its request for access to HD feeds of the MSG Network, while DirecTV and DISH Network have done the same for Comcast and its SportsNet Philadelphia channel. Today, Verizon filed a supplement to its existing Program access Complaint to the FCC asking it to force Cablevision into opening up those MSG and MSG+ HD feeds. so far, Comcast has had no response at all, while Cablevision maintains that providing standard def access to U-Verse and FiOS satisfies its requirements under the current laws -- although it certainly doesn't match our standard of common decency -- the rest is up to the courts, lawyers and the FCC.Continue reading AT&T, DirecTV, Verizon push Comcast & Cablevision for access to HD regional sports networks

AT&T, DirecTV, Verizon push Comcast & Cablevision for access to HD regional sports networks originally appeared on Engadget HD on Mon, 28 Jun 2010 14:51:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.



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