While trying to explain to my friends why the NBC and Comcast merger was bad for this country, they all thought that this would have not effect on anything from pricing to programming. I was shocked, alarmed then frightened to learn that Keith Olbermann has left MSNBC. His final sign-off damn near brought me to […]Read More Okay, NOW the NBC-Comcast Merger is scaring me…for real!
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 […]Read More Comcastrophe:: Comcast/NBC Ruling
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 […]Read More Study: Comcast-NBC Universal Merger Will Cost Consumers $2.4 Billion
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 […]Read More Disney and Universal name new executives to lead film studios
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 […]Read More Disney buys Marvel for $4 billion
Facebook acquires FriendFeed for online sharing.Read More Facebook acquires FriendFeed for online sharing
Redbox DVD kiosks are currently available at more than 200 Kroger locations, and more than 2,600 Kroger-operated supermarkets and convenience stores will feature the popular redbox DVD kiosks within the next year.Read More Redbox DVD sales will expand to Kroger stores