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Lots of smoke but likely to be few flames in D.C. for Comcast-NBC

Los Angeles Times - Nov 9, 2009

The takeover of General Electric Co.'s NBC Universal by cable giant Comcast Corp. is expected to be announced very soon, and already public interest groups are lining up to do battle in D.C. against the deal. The Center for Digital Democracy's chief, Jeff Chester, recently told Broadcasting & Cable that the still-to-be proposed marriage is "the equivalent of Godzilla swallowing Rockefeller Plaza." How's that for hyperbole?

BRIANROBERTS Yes, a deal between Comcast and NBC Universal should be scrutinized. But the bottom line is there are -- on the surface anyway -- no major regulatory hurdles here that could seriously impede Comcast's taking a majority stake in NBC Universal. We've already reported on this, but thought it appropriate to offer a refresher course as the Comcast-NBC dance moves from a waltz to a tango.

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- Posted: 2009-11-09 10:45:12


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