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- The Wall Street Journal’s Deal Journal blog shares portions of a transcript of NBC head Jeff Zucker talking to Charlie Rose about, among other things, the Comcast deal. H/T Philly Tech News
- BusinessWeek has a piece calling the “Conan and Leno saga” NBC chief Jeff Zucker’s “eventual undoing, even if it takes Comcast to come in and pull the plug.
- The Philadelphia Business Journal reports that Comcast has announced it will send $1 million in cash and in-kind support for disaster relief efforts in Haiti.
After the jump, Fancast Xfinity expanded again, why Comcast has to write down their promises now and a dozen more stories.
MIGHT BE WORTH YOUR TIME
- The Washington Post reports that on Feb. 4 the Senate Antitrust subcommittee plans to hold a hearing Feb. 4 on Comcast and NBC Universal’s proposed $30 billion merger.
- Newser has an opinion piece suggesting Conan O’Brien is ‘giving up’ instead of exacting ‘revenge’ by was of the midnight time slot he was offered. The piece’s author Michael Wolff also minces no words in suggesting that the Late Night shake up was a direct result of the Comcast-NBC deal.
- Cable Digital News reports that Comcast is preparing to expand access to its Fancast Xfinity TV online video service — first unveiled in December — to its cable customers who receive internet access from a competitor.
- The Hillicon Valley blog reports that California Congressman Darrell Issa said he thinks the Comcast deal will go through. H/T PTN
- The New York Times Bucks blog tells the tale of why you can now get written confirmation of deals you make with Comcast phone representatives.
- Multichannel News reports that Comcast has pledged that the company “does not and will not foreclose consumer access to any online Internet content for anti-competitive purposes.”
- PBJ also reports that the FCC has decided Comcast must make SportsNet available to satellite TV providers.
GIVE A GLANCE
- ars technica reports that Comcast wants ‘clear rules’ even if that means net neutrality. H/T PTN
- Comcast has announced a partnership that will offer Norton Security at no additional cost to its high speed internet customers, replacing, as PC Magazine reported, its deal with McAffee.
- DSL Reports says Comcast is expanding the availability of its bandwidth usage meter beta, which was piloted in Portland, Oregon, into the Pacific Northwest.
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