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Published February 15, 2013
SPORTS CHANNELS ON A PAY TIER? Comcast CEO Brian Roberts on Wednesday said the idea of placing sports channels on a premium pay tier on cable providers “is a conversation that is going to be had, and we have to be a constructive participant.” Roberts said, “It’s time that we’re part of that dialogue and try to help come up with solutions that are good for the various stakeholders, and we shouldn’t shy away from that.” He added, "Costs are rising and not everybody wants that to happen, and yet we have to create more value to justify those cost increases. So that’s strategy we’ve been employing” (“Squawk Box,” CNBC, 2/13).