Originally published: June 24, 2010
Last updated: June 24, 2010 - 8:39pm
The Federal Communications Commission is stopping the shot clock on the Comcast-NBC Universal merger for a second time. June 24 had been day 50 on what is an informal 180-day deadline for vetting the deal.
The review began March 18. The FCC says that the companies returned incomplete answers and did not follow the directions in responding to a May FCC request for a raft of information from both on everything from organizational structure and channel lineups to copies of all programming agreements and detailed discussions of all deliberations in making content available online. The FCC sent letters to the two Thursday, informing them that the FCC would put the brakes on vetting the merger until such time as they had complied fully.
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