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Comcast: We Weren't Involved In Olbermann Decision

Location:
Comcast, 1500 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19102-2148, United States
Recommendation:
1

Comcast says it had no role in the suspension or reinstatement of MSNBC anchor Keith Olbermann.

Critics: Cable Prices Will Soar if Comcast-NBC Deal Approved

Location:
Federal Communications Commission, 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
2

The American Cable Association released a new report claiming that consumers will be hit with an additional $2.4 billion in fees over the next nine years if the $30 billion proposed joint venture combining Comcast and NBC Universal is approved by federal regulators.

Susan Crawford sees hints of Comcast in Olbermann suspension

Location:
MSNBC, 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY, 10112, United States
Recommendation:
2

Susan Crawford, a former special assistant to President Obama for technology policy, sees a potential culprit in MSNBC's decision to suspend anchor Keith Olbermann last week: maybe Comcast had something to do with it.

Comcast/NBCU Dispute Need For Online Conditions

Location:
Federal Communications Commission, 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
2

Amid growing attention on the issue of access to online content, Comcast and NBCU executives met this week with FCC staff to argue against applying any online distribution conditions to their proposed joint venture.

FCC continues to look at Hulu in context of Comcast/NBCU merger

Location:
Federal Communications Commission, 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
2

The Federal Communications Commission continues to look at online program delivery in the context of the Comcast/NBCU merger.

Small Cable Pans Washington Post's Pro-Comcast/NBCU Editorial

Location:
American Cable Association, One Parkway Center, Pittsburgh, PA, 15220, United States
Recommendation:
2

Calling the Comcast/NBCU merger "not just another ho-hum transaction between widget suppliers," American Cable Association members Todd and Scott Shilling of Bay Country Communications (Cambridge, MD) have taken issue with the Washington Post's editorial supporting the deal.

Cablevision-Fox Blackout May Raise Hurdles for Comcast in Deal for NBC

Location:
Comcast, 1500 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19102-2148, United States
Recommendation:
3

The spat between News Corp. and Cablevision that blacked out Fox programming for more than 3 million subscribers may raise hurdles for Comcast's $28 billion deal to take control of NBC Universal.

Comcast To FCC: Reject ACA's Call For Merger Conditions

Location:
Federal Communications Commission, 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
2

Comcast told the Federal Communications Commission to reject the American Cable Association's calls for program-access and retransmission-consent conditions on its proposed joint venture with NBCU, saying they are "wholly unjustified."

Comcast's Roberts: The Set-Top Box Isn't Going To Disappear

Location:
Comcast, 1500 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19102-2148, United States
Recommendation:
2

News from Comcast earnings call.

Rush: FCC Should Approve Comcast/NBCU This Year

Location:
Federal Communications Commission, 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
3

Add Rep. Bobby Rush (D-IL) to the list of legislators who have asked the Federal Communications Commission to approve the Comcast-NBC Universal deal.

Copps Talks Comcast/NBCU On Visit To Allbritton Facilities

Location:
Allbritton (DC), 1100 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA, United States
Recommendation:
2

Federal Communications Commission member Michael Copps got a tour of Allbritton's Washington (DC) operations (WJLA-TV, Politico and Newschannel 8) last week, where executives for all three talked about the "grave" implications of the proposed Comcast-NBC Universal merger on competition in the Washington market.

TV wedding

Location:
Department of Justice, 950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC, 20530-0001, United States
Recommendation:
2

The Justice Department and the Federal Communications Commission are expected to weigh in on the proposed merger of Comcast and NBC Universal before year's end. Regulators should scrutinize the proposed merger but should be skeptical of the critics' claims.

Comcast Has Answers for FCC

Location:
Federal Communications Commission, 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
3

Comcast has met the Federal Communications Commission's Oct. 18 deadline for additional information on the company in response to an Oct. 4 request, part of its ongoing vetting of the proposed Comcast/NBCU joint venture.

Comcast Campaign Giving Jumps by Half as US Considers NBC Universal Deal

Location:
Comcast, 1500 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19102-2148, United States
Recommendation:
4

Comcast increased political giving by more than half as the biggest US cable company sought federal approval to buy General Electric's NBC Universal.

Fox Steps Over The Internet Line

Location:
Federal Communications Commission, 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
3

Over the weekend, Fox committed what should be considered one of the grossest violations of the open Internet committed by a US company. Unfortunately, there was no one to call them on it.

What Was Fox' Hulu Blackout Really All About?

Location:
Department of Justice, 950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC, 20530-0001, United States
Recommendation:
3

Fox blocked Cablevision customers from accessing Fox content on Hulu as well as Fox.com, only to reinstate access a few hours later. The whole episode was clearly meant as a show of force -- a warning shot, if you will. But this wasn't just about getting a few extra bucks from Cablevision.

Comcast/NBCU: Who answers Fox News?

Location:
Comcast, 1500 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19102-2148, United States
Recommendation:
3

Just think how easy it will be - slowly, over years, imperceptibly - to dull the edge of MSNBC once it is owned by Comcast.

ACA Targets Case For Comcast/NBCU Conditions

Location:
Federal Communications Commission, 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
1

The American Cable Association continues to push the Federal Communications Commission to adopt conditions on the Comcast/NBC Universal deal that it says would reduce the competitive harms to its members.

Comcast and NBCU: Merger would further FCC project examining media

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
2

Comcast and NBC Universal met with Federal Communications Commission officials on to argue that their proposed merger would further the goals of the commission's Future of Media project.

Writers Guild wants Comcast cash for public programming

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
2

The Writers Guild of America East wants Comcast and NBC Universal to set aside at least $100 million for public affairs programming as a condition for approving their proposed merger.

FCC Asks for More Information From NBC in Comcast Deal in Second Request

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
3

The Federal Communications Commission asked Comcast and General Electric's NBC Universal to answer more questions about their advertising and broadcast agreements, raising the potential for the merger to take longer to complete.

Coalition Urges Obama Not To Rush Review of Comcast-NBC Universal Merger

Location:
The White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC, 20500, United States
Recommendation:
2

A coalition of public interest groups and private organizations sent President Obama a letter on Monday pressing the administration not to rush the regulatory review of the proposed $30 billion merger between Comcast and NBC Universal.

The Corrosive Influence of Over-Concentrated Corporate Power

Location:
Comcast, 1500 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19102-2148, United States
Recommendation:
3

Criticizing Fox News is a year-round sport for many hosts on MSNBC, the cable news channel, and especially for Keith Olbermann, whose verbal spitballs at the Fox host Bill O'Reilly have occasionally put his parent company, NBC Universal, on edge. Pending government approval, MSNBC will soon have a new parent company, Comcast, and that may prove to be awkward for Mr. Olbermann and other TV critics of Fox.

Former FCC Chairman Kevin Martin's Dramatic Makeover

Location:
Patton Boggs, 2550 M Street, NW, Washington, DC, 20037, United States
Recommendation:
1

When Kevin Martin stepped down as chairman of the Federal Communications Commission in early 2009, many thought that his days as a force on regulatory issues were over. Today, he has re-emerged as a power broker, corralling significant opposition to the proposed $30 billion union of Comcast and NBC Universal, the first blockbuster communications deal to go before the Obama administration.

A look at how Network Neutrality could affect Comcast-NBCU merger

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
2

Observers say the merger between Comcast and NBC Universal could be a vehicle for Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski to carry out his network neutrality ambitions.

Comcast Could Suffer From Universal Access

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
3

Comcast may be paying relatively little to buy control of NBC Universal. But the true cost won't be clear until regulators have decided what conditions to impose. One subject investors should watch: how those reviewing the deal treat the fast-changing area of online video.

FCC Chief Concedes Slow Pace

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
4

Key parts of the Obama Administration's technology agenda are stalled at the Federal Communications Commission, but its chairman said that he's impatient to move them forward soon.

Vivendi sells NBCU stake

Location:
General Electric Company, 3135 Easton Tpke, Fairfield, CT, 06828, United States
Recommendation:
3

French conglomerate Vivendi SA is selling a 7.6% stake in NBCU to parent General Electric for $2 billion. Vivendi had said it would sell its position in NBCU as part of the agreement to merge NBCU with Comcast.

Coalition wants another hearing on Comcast-NBCU merger

Location:
Capitol Building, East Capitol Street, NE and 1st Street, NE, Washington, DC, 20002, United States
Recommendation:
2

The Coalition for Competition in Media wrote key lawmakers reiterating their objections to the proposed Comcast-NBC merger and requesting a final hearing to allow the public to weigh in on the deal once more.

Comcast Intensifies Blueprint For NBC, Cable Unity

Location:
Comcast, 1500 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19102-2148, United States
Recommendation:
2

Comcast has been strategizing "pretty feverishly" with NBC Universal on how the General Electric-controlled NBCU will become part of a Comcast-operated entity.