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Get your business plan ready.
In a bruised economy that has made kingmakers of those with spare cash, Sam Schwartz, who oversees mergers and acquisitions for Comcast’s digital group, told Peter Kafka of Media Memo that he’s shopping.
“I’m ready for pitches,” he said, in the interested video interview, which you can see below.
The Media Memo video interview, the fallout from Comcast’s agreement with the NFL Network, why Comcast is threatening to cancel someone’s cable over a bill for $0 and four other Comcast stories you need to know to ace the test, after the jump.
Below watch Media Memo’s interview with Sam Schwartz:
Other stories in order of importance for your ease:
- Inquirer sports columnist Bob Ford lends a critical eye to the recent kiss-and-make-up by Comcast and the NFL Network, going so far as to say Comcast won out on the deal — more than, he says, the consumer. A Lancaster newspaper columnist gives his take on why he has very different feelings on the two CEOs who brokered the deal. Multichannel News reports that the deal between Comcast and the NFL Network may lead to more cable deals for the football league.
- A Reuters distributed columnist thinks the whole tangle of FCC involvement in cable carrier disputes is a “mess.” Speaking of which, the Boston Globe reports that a U.S. Court of Appeals backed up a 2007 FCC limiting of exclusive deals doled out by Comcast and other cable TV service providers.
- Consumerist reports on the Baltimore couple that was threatened by Comcast to pay $0.00 or risk a cable shutoff. The comments are half the fun, as readers try to give the best response to the Comcast request.
- Delaware Online reports that a survey shows a recent surge in Comcast’s U.S. customer-satisfaction ratings — which the Comcast Roundup mentioned last week — can be attributed to its use of social media, notably Twitter. Yeah, yeah, another Twitter story.
- The University of Delaware announces the university has scored a local coverage channel deal with Comcast. It’s gonna go viral.
- A Broadband forum is chatting about the million customers cable companies are losing per anum, not to the Internet but to satellite providers.
When there is just too much Comcast news to follow, the Comcast Roundup will be there to fill your every Comcast desire or fantasy.
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