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By Ted Hearn
12/7/2006 2:08:00 PM

Washington -- A top Comcast executive told a Senate panel Thursday that rules forcing cable companies to share programming with competitive distributors should be allowed to sunset last next year.

"It's past time to repeal the program-access rules," Comcast executive vice president David Cohen said in testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee....

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...Under the rules, cable operators are required to sell their satellite-delivered channels to any multichannnel pay TV provider .Terrestrially delivered channels are not covered, allowing Comcast to withhold SportsNet Philadelphia from DirecTV and EchoStar Communications....

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( The entire article is at the following source: http://www.multichannel.com/article/CA6397951.html )
 
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