Michael Moore is considering taking legal action against a US cable pay-per-view TV company for dumping his pre-election special, which included the airing of his controversial documentary Fahrenheit 9/11.
The cable company, iN DEMAND, said it based its decision to drop the program on “legitimate business and legal concerns.”
The US$9.95, 3 hour pay-per-view special was to include interviews with celebrities with strong political opinions, as well as Moore’s “Fahrenheit 9/11.”
The special was to air on the eve of the US presidential election.
Moore told the press he signed a contract with iN DEMAND early last month and is considering legal action.
“Apparently people have put pressure on them and they’ve broken a contract,” the Associated Press quoted Moore as saying.
“There’s been one struggle or another over this, but we’ve always come out on top because you can’t tell Americans they can’t watch this.”
The film, Fahrenheit 9/11 has just been released on DVD.
iN DEMAND reaches about 28 million households across the US.