The FCC News Release
Washington, D.C. -- Today, the Federal Communications Commission grants—with conditions and enforceable commitments—approval of the assignment and transfer of control of...
Comcast-NBC Deal Wins Federal Approval
By Brian Stelter and Tim Arango, The New York Times, in the “Media Decoder” blog, January 18, 2010
The proposed combination of Comcast and NBC Universal was...
Comcast apparently spent close to $14 million dollars lobbying last year ($3.1 million the first quarter, $3.8 million the second alone) so I suppose it got what it paid for.
Sad. And more than a bit outrageous.
Back in 1998 when NewsCorp bought (control of) DirecTV, the sat company had about 4.5 million subscribers -- less than a 5% market share.
Comcast, on the other hand, already has about a 30% market share, NBC O&Os have more than that...
Hot Off The Press (I & II) Notes
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3,000 May 18, 2005, 753a Paul...
On The Air Tonight:
Critics Choice Film Awards, Maher's Back
By Roger Catlin, Hartford Courant TV Critic, in his TV Eye blog, January 14, 2011
(All times Eastern)
It may not have the history of, say, Sunday's Golden...
On The Air Tonight
By Kathryn Shattuck, The New York Times, January 14, 2010
8 P.M. (CBS) MEDIUM A desperate man seeks the help of Allison (Patricia Arquette) in finding his wife. Meanwhile she and Joe (Jake Weber) become...