FNC Fights Back Over Satellite Suit

By Chris Ariens 

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The AP reports Fox News Channel is asking a federal court to dismiss a lawsuit filed by a satellite TV operator that claims FNC pulled the plug on its feed. “Orbit Communications Co. Limited is suing the Fox News [Channel], saying it improperly backed out of a contract giving the company the right to broadcast the channel to customers in the Middle East and North Africa.”

The story says Orbit wanted FNC ‘to broaden the editorial perspectives available on the Orbit News Channel. Compared to the other major news networks, the Fox News Channel is unique in that it offers viewers a conservative, American editorial perspective.'”

Orbit says it was two months into a four-year distribution deal when Fox cut off its feed to countries including Iraq, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, and Egypt.

The AP article did not include comment from FNC or News Corp.