In a decision that could have significant ramifications for television viewers, advertisers and professional sports leagues, Will ruled that the NBA violated federal antitrust laws when it attempted to prevent teams from telecasting their games on superstations, whose broadcast signals are also carried on cable systems outside the originating market.
There is no evidence that superstation telecasts have led to financial instability within the league or resulted in greater competitive disparity among the teams.
WGN and the Bulls challenged the rule, charging that the NBA's attempt to limit superstation telecasts was the product of an antitrust conspiracy that harmed consumers and advertisers.
- WSBK (Boston), KTLA (Los Angeles), WGN (Chicago), WPIX (New York) and WTBS (Atlanta) - up to four extra outlets, six Pay Per View movie coupons and free installation.
superstation WSBK to its clients in digital format.
June 1, 1997, Cancom acquired 100% of the contracts related to the satellite distribution of the WSBK, located in Boston, which is presently the third most watched superstation across North America because of its popular line-up of feature films, big league sports such as the Boston Celtics and the Boston Bruins, children shows and the best sitcoms and series from the last three decades.
Proceeds will be used to fund increased research and development in high-performance graphics, signal processing, and virtual-reality systems based on ICE's advanced superstation