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Comcast NBC Deal: Feds Promise Tough Review

AP | JOELLE TESSLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

WASHINGTON — Federal regulators are pledging rigorous reviews of Comcast Corp.'s proposed purchase of NBC Universal to ensure that it would not ...

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.

Comcast, NBC To Sell 1 TV Station In Los Angeles

AP | JOEL SCHECTMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

NEW YORK — NBC Universal will sell one of the three Los Angeles stations it owns as cable TV provider Comcast Corp. tries to clear regulatory hu...

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's NBC Deal Still Pending Regulators

AP | JOELLE TESSLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

WASHINGTON — Before Comcast Corp. can transform the entertainment business by taking control of NBC Universal, it must convince Washington that ...

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...

WATCH: Tom Brokaw on the NBC/Comcast Deal

Liz Glover | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Liz Glover

Tom Brokaw talks about media responsibility, age discrimination in broadcasting and the NBC/Comcast deal.

Comcast's NBC Deal Price: $13.75 Billion

AP | DEBORAH YAO and STEPHEN MANNING | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

PHILADELPHIA — Comcast Corp. is expected to pay $13.75 billion in cash and assets to gain control of NBC Universal from General Electric Co., Th...

NBC, Broadcast Pioneer, Prepares For Comcast Takeover

AP | DAVID BAUDER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

NEW YORK — Eight decades after pioneering the concept of broadcasting, NBC is on the verge of a startling move that illustrates broadcast televi...

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...

Jeff Zucker Quietly Signs New 3-Year Contract With NBC

Reuters | Nellie Andreeva and Georg Szalai | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The company not only closed its long-awaited $37.5 billion merger agreement with Comcast to create an enlarged NBC Universal but also quietly signed a...

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.

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...

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...

Comcast, NBC Deal To Face Tough Antitrust Review

AP | JOELLE TESSLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

WASHINGTON — Comcast Corp. will likely have to accept substantial conditions if the cable TV provider wants to win regulatory approval for contr...

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 ...

What Will Happen To Jeff Zucker If GE Makes NBC Deal?

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

NBC Universal CEO Jeff Zucker could be about to get a new boss -- and asked to explain a three-year run when his company expanded its cable business a...

Comcast: No Plans To Sell NBC Broadcast Network

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

NEW YORK — NBC Universal CEO Jeff Zucker said Monday the company is putting more money into its network broadcast programming, calling it a "mis...

Comcast, NBC Deal: Comcast To Buy Controlling Stake In NBC Universal For $13.75 Billion

AP | DEBORAH YAO and RYAN NAKASHIMA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

PHILADELPHIA — Comcast Corp. is buying control of NBC Universal from GE largely because Comcast wants to own more movies and TV shows. The point...

John Malone: Comcast-NBC Would Have Too Much Power

AP | DEBORAH YAO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

PHILADELPHIA — Media mogul John Malone said Thursday that Comcast Corp.'s plan to buy a controlling stake in NBC Universal would give it too muc...

Peter Chernin Advising Comcast On NBCU Bid

New York Times | TIM ARANGO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Peter A. Chernin, the former president of the News Corporation and one of the most prominent media executives not tethered to a major conglomerate, is...