- NewTeeVee dives into research analysis comparing Comcast to Time Warner Cable, another giant that became a media behemoth in a less-than-perfect merger.
- MarketWatch details the paywall-protected reporting from the Wall Street Journal that Comcast CEO Brian Roberts is shopping a $7-$12 million Manhattan condominium. …It’s either a place to rest after dropping in on his prospective NBC subsidiary or a way to contrast the Center City condo he should get instead.
- Ars Technica goes deeper into U.S. Senator Herb Kohl D-Wisc. and his call for Comcast to pull out of Hulu ownership via NBC within a year of the merger in order to earn government approval. H/T Philly Tech News
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MIGHT BE OF INTEREST
- Multichannel News reports that the House Judiciary committee will be hosting a field meeting in Los Angeles on the Comcast-NBC acquisition.
- The Business Insider reports that Comcast COO Steve Burke pledged he wouldn’t be firing NBC Universal chief Jeff Zucker, despite reports to the contrary.
- The Seattle Times reports that, at the same event, Burke portrayed Comcast as a likely candidate to help the movie industry transition from a declining DVD business to an on-demand market.
GIVE A GLANCE
- The Washington Post reports that four out of five broadband internet users don’t know what speed they receive. The Post also reports that House Republicans are deriding the FCC’s forward movement on its broadband policy.
- The Philadelphia Business Journal reports that Select Greater Philadelphia, the regional marketing spinoff from the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, released a 30-second TV spot that will air free-of-charge in the 39 states that Comcast serves. (The commercial was not immediately available online as of Wednesday night.)
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