Comcastrophe:: Comcast/NBC Ruling

Today, the Federal Communications Commission grants—with conditions and enforceable commitments approval of the assignment and transfer of control of broadcast, satellite, and other radio licenses from General Electric Company (GE) to Comcast Corporation. The approval will allow GE and Comcast to create a joint venture involving NBC Universal, Inc. (NBCU) and Comcast. Some critics such […]

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Study: Comcast-NBC Universal Merger Will Cost Consumers $2.4 Billion

by Georg Szalai from The Hollywood Reporter Study: Comcast-NBC Universal Merger Will Cost Consumers $2.4 Billion The American Cable Association unveiled an economic study Monday that argues that consumers over the next nine years will pay at least $2.4 billion more for pay TV services if regulators don’t place conditions on the planned Comcast-NBC Universal […]

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Disney and Universal name new executives to lead film studios

By Michael White and James Callan (Bloomberg) — Walt Disney Co. and General Electric Co.’s NBC Universal named new executives to lead their film studios after falling behind competitors at the box office. Adam Fogelson was named chairman of Universal Pictures and Donna Langley co-chairman, the Los Angeles-based studio said yesterday. Burbank, California-based Disney promoted […]

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Disney buys Marvel for $4 billion

In an attempt to attract a wider audience of young males, The Walt Disney Company acquired Marvel Entertainment, Inc. According to President and CEO of the Walt Disney Company, Robert Iger, this transaction combines Marvel’s strong global brand and world-renowned library of characters including Iron Man, Spider-Man, X-Men, Captain America, Fantastic Four and Thor with […]

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