Cable Industry Refuses to Run Verizon TV Commercial

Cable Industry Refuses to Run Verizon TV Commercial Promoting Video Choice and Competition - Mar 15, 2006 12:00 PM (PR Newswire)

Corporate Decisions Attempt to Stifle Free Speech in Cable TV Debate

TRENTON, N.J., March 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Despite running virtually nonstop TV commercials attacking Verizon's efforts to speed choice and competition in New Jersey's cable TV market, two of the nation's largest cable companies are refusing to run a paid TV commercial from Verizon that asks consumers to support video choice. A third cable company did not respond to Verizon's request.

In separate responses, managers and account executives at Comcast and Time Warner said they are unwilling to accept the paid TV commercial sent by Verizon. Account representatives at Cablevision did not respond to Verizon's e-mails seeking placement.


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