When former FCC Commissioner Meredith Attwell Baker in May announced she was leaving her post with the agency for a job to lobby for Comcast, many people raised their eyebrows since she had been part of a controversial decision to allow Comcast to acquire NBCUniversal a short time before.
Now, WealthTV, which has been fighting an ongoing carriage battle with Comcast, Cox Communications, Time Warner Cable and Bright House, has filed yet another petition with the FCC asking that the agency reconsider its complaint. The company argued that "legitimate questions [remain] as to the extent to which Commissioner Meredith Baker fully and completely recused herself from consideration of the WealthTV complaint proceedings."
WealthTV maintains that the MSOs declined to carry its programming because they chose to carry another similar programmer with which they had financial ties. The operators contend the deal simply didn't come to fruition.
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