– The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear an appeal on
"must-carry" cable TV system rules, letting stand a lower court’s
decision upholding the 1992 law requiring cable TV providers to carry local
broadcast stations, the Associated Press reported.
The Obama administration had
weighed in on the matter, urging the Supreme Court to keep the rule intact. Cablevision
sued the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) over the local carriage
requirement, with C-SPAN, Discovery and Time Warner Cable filing briefs in
A federal appeals court eventually upheld the FCC carriage rules.