Mexico's president to ask Supreme Court to rule in TV battle




 
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Mexico's president to ask Supreme Court to rule in TV battle
 
February 14th, 2014  
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Mexico's president to ask Supreme Court to rule in TV battle
By Elinor Comlay MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto will ask the Supreme Court to rule on the powers of the new telecommunications regulator, as broadcasters and pay television providers battle over free-to-air stations. Mexico's government last year passed a constitutional reform that established the regulator, the Federal Institute for Telecommunications (IFT), and new rules aimed at increasing competition in Mexico's television and phone markets. This week, one of Mexico's two main broadcasters, Grupo Televisa, obtained a court ruling that said the IFT did not have the power to decide on one of the new rules known as 'must offer, must carry', which obliges pay television services to offer free-to-air channels.




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