Mediation may be completed before Thanksgiving 

Comcast and the Tennis Channel have opted to try to resolve their differences through “private mediation using a third-party neutral selected by the parties.” So if you were planning on camping outside the FCC’s offices in hopes of snagging courtside seats in the FCC’s hearing room to watch a full-blown public hearing, your calendar just got freed up. The parties filed a “Joint Notice” advising the Commission of their decision to go the Alternative Dispute Resolution route. Since the notice was a mere two sentences long, it was somewhat lacking in detail – although Comcast and the Tennis Channel did say that they have agreed to “complete the mediation by November 24, 2010” and that they’ll be sure to let the FCC if they wrap things up before then.