Wednesday, December 10, 2014

African-American media group sues AT&T, DirecTV

A group recognizing African-American owned media companies filed a $10 billion lawsuit against AT&T Inc. and DirecTV. The National Association of African-American Owned Media filed the lawsuit Tuesday in a California federal court. It says black-owned media has been shut out from doing business with the two companies for racial reasons.

Dallas-based AT&T bought DirecTV earlier this year for $48.5 billion.

The lawsuit alleges the two merged companies refuse to carry the majority of programming of "at least one" African-American owned media company that owns seven channels that feature original content. The suit says only one of the channels is carried, for which no carriage fees are paid.

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