Players Network Sues Comcast

Players Network has filed a $150 million breach-of-contract lawsuit against Comcast, alleging the cable company failed to provide space for agreed-upon programming.

Gaming lifestyle TV producer Players Network is suing cable giant Comcast for 0 million, claiming Comcast breached a contract to provide Players Network programming.

According to the lawsuit, filed in Nevada state court last month but moved to federal court last week after a motion by Comcast lawyers, Comcast had agreed to pick up on-demand programming produced by Players Network covering gaming and Las Vegas lifestyle.

Players Network chief Mark Bradley claims in the complaint he was contacted in 2004 by Comcast Vice President Peter Heumiller about licensing videos and short broadcast clips to act as teasers to Comcast subscribers to buy the programming. According to the allegation, the programming—including talk shows and poker seminars and feature celebrities like James Caan, Jennifer Tilley, Jennifer Harmon, Chris Moneymaker, Johnny Chan and Chris Ferguson—was never provided sufficient storage by Comcast to broadcast it.

Bradley claims Comcast “buried” its “Vegas on Demand” channel, alleging breach of good faith and violation of fiduciary duties. Comcast has not responded publicly to the allegations.