Comcast Sues The NFL
Comcast and the National Football League will soon have their first match in court. The cable company sued the NFL alleging that the latter was acting in breach of contract when hinting that Comcast subscribers should choose another company.
December 17, 2007
A section on the iwantmyNFL.com site allows users to search for such a TV provider based on their ZIP code.
Aside from Comcast, the campaign targets several other companies, like Time Warner, Charter Communications, Cablevision, Bright House Networks, Suddenlink, and Mediacom Communications.
On the other hand, cable companies claim that adding the NFL Network to their basic packages would increase the monthly fee with around 70 cents, a price that would certainly make their customers think again and most-certainly complain about it.
All in all, this can be summed up as “greedy A vs greedy B”, leaving the subscribers to pay most of the bills. However, the dispute brings up once again the idea that an a la carte offer might prove a better choice than the current bundles.