What a difference one executive makes. Over the last year or so, we've noted that Disney has become much more reasonable when it comes to new business models and embracing the internet under Robert Iger (though, he pissed off most of the rest of Hollywood in doing so). Unfortunately, it looks like NBC might be moving in the opposite direction. While the company had just been discussing how useful online videos were and appeared to be embracing the promotional benefits of YouTube, the new top executive at NBC Universal, Jeff Zucker, apparently didn't get the memo, and attacked YouTube in the press his very first day on the job. Of course, Zucker isn't really "new," having been at NBC in leading executive roles for many, many years -- it's just that he's moved up a notch. So, it's a bit strange that the rest of the company he runs seems to have been pulling in the opposite direction...
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