Comcast Tells Its Side of Estrella TV Retrans Story

Comcast wants to make sure Capitol Hill gets its side of the story on the carriage fight with Estrella TV.

The MSO was emailing staffers its statement on the impasse last week with a request that they follow up with Comcast if Liberman Broadcasting-owned Spanish language network Estrella makes its own Hill pitch on the fight, according to a source.

Some legislators have expressed concern about the reach of a combined Comcast/TWC, arguing that it could be used to favor its own content, like Comcast-owned Spanish-language net Telemundo.

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John Eggerton

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.