Despite a report to the contrary, NBCUniversal hasn’t held back programming for a new OTT service Apple is reportedly developing, nor has Apple even approached NBCU about obtaining programming rights for it, Comcast told the FCC in a letter issued Thursday.
“Comcast may be withholding affiliated NBCUniversal ('NBCU') content in an effort to thwart the entry of potential new video competitors,” the coalition said, citing a recent story in The Wall Street Journal claiming that Apple wasn’t holding talks with NBCU due to a past “falling-out between Apple and NBCUniversal parent company Comcast.”
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