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NBC Universal Writers Pen Letter of Support for Comcast Writers

Jonathan Handel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Handel

The letter also asserts Comcast CEO promised at Congressional hearing "'to continue the good relations with the guilds and with the unions that NBC Un...

NBC-Comcast Merger Not in the Public Interest

Sen. Bernie Sanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Sen. Bernie Sanders

Far from meeting FCC's standards, the takeover of NBC by Comcast would create a monolithic media superpower and cause irreparable damage to the American media landscape and society as a whole.

Meet The New Boss: What Steve Burke Will Bring To NBC

The Wrap | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

His approach is a blend of the studied practices gleaned at Harvard Business School and the old-fashioned lessons of his father, Dan Burke, the former...

Comcast Spending Big In Washington For NBC Merger

nytimes.com | BRIAN STELTER and TIM ARANGO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

But the combination of NBC and Comcast is still undergoing government review, and Comcast has poured out its piggy bank in Washington to see it throug...

WGA in Organizing Struggle With Comcast

Jonathan Handel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Handel

E!, Style, and G4 writers seek immediate guild representation; Comcast refuses, and is forcing a government-supervised secret ballot election. Details...

Trail Blazers Fans Want Control Back from Comcast

Brian Frederick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Brian Frederick

Comcast has put a ransom on our extended family. They promised to negotiate with other providers, to compete in a fair marketplace. Instead they are making every effort to function as a monopoly.

OUT AT NBC

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

NBC's entertainment chief announced Monday he will be leaving NBC following the Comcast-NBC Universal merger. In an e-mail, Jeff Gaspin wrote that he...

Will Comcast's "Racquet-eers" Put the Squeeze on the Net?

Art Brodsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Art Brodsky

Every once in a while, an obscure bureaucratic notice can crack open some wide vistas of unintended understanding. So it was when the FCC recently addressed a complaint filed by the Tennis Channel against Comcast.

It's Not Always Sunny for Philadelphia and New York Sports Fans

Brian Frederick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Brian Frederick

Comcast has used its control over two regional sports networks to withhold sports programming from competitors and should make sports fans wary of the pending Comcast-NBCU merger.

Comcast is Holding Trail Blazers Fans Hostage, You Could Be Next

Brian Frederick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Brian Frederick

If the Comcast-NBC merger is ultimately allowed to go through, sports fans around the country who don't subscribe to Comcast may lose NBC Sports, including Sunday Night Football and the Olympics.

Execs GRILLED Over Proposed Comcast-Universal Merger , Accusations of Bribery, Racism

latimes.com | Joe Flint, Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

One critic likened cable TV giant Comcast Corp. to a plantation, while another pointed to the BP oil spill disaster as what could happen when companie...

Media Consolidation: Bad for Democracy and Not Even Entertaining

Lowell Peterson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Lowell Peterson

The members of the Writers Guild of America, East see first-hand what happens when too few entities control too much of what the American public watches and listens to, both in the entertainment realm and in news.

Comcast's Contract With Latinos: A Step in the Right Direction, Not a Solution to Media Consolidation

Alex Nogales | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Alex Nogales

Even if the Comcast-NBC mega-merger gets approved by the FCC, we'll now have a mechanism in place to ensure that Comcast serves the Latino community even in the face of its recently-gained market power.

A Little Rhetorical Trickery and Dishonesty -- A Typical Big Telecom Attack on Net Neutrality

Art Brodsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Art Brodsky

Over the last couple of weeks, a fierce little debate has started to rage about how the United States should treat high-speed Internet access. Big Telecom's ultimate goal? A powerless FCC.

If Comcast and NBC CEOs Will Fib to Congress, How Do You Trust Them About Broadband's Future?

Harold Feld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Harold Feld

Comcast CEO Brian Roberts and NBC CEO Jeff Zucker went in front of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust and Competition and the House Commer...

Jeff Zucker's Comcast/NBC Future May Be In Jeopardy

Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Jeff Zucker's future at NBC Universal once Comcast takes control may be in jeopardy. The New York Post's Peter Lauria reports that Comcast is consult...

Brian Roberts, Comcast CEO, Frustrated By NBC's Late Night Drama, Supports Jeff Zucker

MediaWeek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Comcast CEO Brian Roberts on Wednesday expressed his frustration with NBC's late-night imbroglio, telling a Washington, D.C., audience that his compan...

Comcast and NBC: A Perfect Couple Made for Each Other

Art Brodsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Art Brodsky

After the last couple of weeks of constant ridicule from within its network and by just about everyone else, NBC is the perfect merger partner for Comcast. These crazy kids deserve each other.

Does Anyone at NBC Have a Grip?

Conchita Sarnoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Conchita Sarnoff

Everyone understands and appreciates the need for comedy-it is part of being in show business. However there are limits. At stake is the reputation a...

GE, Vivendi's NBC Talks STALLED

New York Times | ANDREW ROSS SORKIN and TIM ARANGO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Talks between General Electric and Vivendi over the future of NBC Universal have stalled, according to people involved in the discussions who spoke on...

Jeff Zucker To Stay Atop NBC If Comcast Makes Deal: Report

Bloomberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Oct. 10 (Bloomberg) -- Comcast Corp. is leaning toward keeping NBC Universal chief Jeffrey Zucker and his team if it gains control of the General Elec...

Comcast-NBCU Merger is Bad for Democracy

Marvin Ammori | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Marvin Ammori

The merger gives one company enormous control over the speech shaping our lives. Putting so much power in the hands of one company -- and, specifically, its executives -- is dangerous for a democracy.

Comcast-NBC Deal Close, Could Be

New York Times | MICHAEL J. De La MERCED | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

General Electric and the cable giant Comcast have moved closer to a deal giving control of NBC Universal to Comcast, and a formal announcement could b...

Hulu Pay Model Back In Focus With Comcast's NBC Deal

New York Times | BRIAN STELTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

How people watch TV on demand -- and whether they should pay for the privilege -- is a critical issue in the landmark deal, announced Thursday, that w...

Jeff Zucker To Run Comcast-NBC Universal Joint Venture: Reuters

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Comcast Corp (CMCSA.O) and General Electric Co (GE.N) have agreed to make NBC Universal CEO Jeff Zucker the head of their proposed joint venture, but ...