As Expected, FCC Says Okay To Comcast/NBC Universal Deal

from the the-conditions-matter dept

As was widely expected, the FCC today approved the Comcast/NBC Universal merger with some conditions. The Justice Department still has to give its okay too, but everyone expects that to happen shortly. The full details aren't yet clear, but from some reports it looks like the "conditions" are pretty vague concepts on program carriage and support for non-discrimination, without an explicit requirement. None of this is surprising. I still think critics of this deal may have overreacted, as I still expect the combined company to continue to blunder its way forward.
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Filed Under: conditions, merger
Companies: comcast, nbc universal


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    Hephaestus (profile), 19 Jan 2011 @ 5:11am

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    and a quote from the guy that schooled me

    "If you are going to quote numbers make sure you get them right ... dumb ass ... and the compression can go higher. The quoted 68 meg was if you want to use this to deliver compressed movies and wait four hours per hour of video while they decompress"

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