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Old October 1 2009, 05:42 AM   #1
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Comcast Buying NBC

Well this is interesting (but from IMDB so take it with a grain of salt).

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Comcast, the nation’s leading provider of cable, entertainment and communications products and services, is in talks to buy the entertainment giant NBC-Universal from General Electric, according to knowledgeable individuals. [MORE]
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Old October 1 2009, 06:26 AM   #2
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Well, Comcast has denied it, but that doesn't mean the article is fiction. We'll just have to wait and see.

I would like to think that a buy-out would change things at NBC Universal, but I'm skeptical. The only certain change I can see is that all NBC Universal programming would be yanked from Hulu (given that Comcast is the parent of Hulu rival Fancast).
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Old October 1 2009, 11:46 AM   #3
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Re: Comcast Buying NBC

Here's the info on this from Deadline/Hollywood.

It's possible, but not a done deal.
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Old October 1 2009, 03:16 PM   #4
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I see the headline now...

Comcast Buys NBC for $14.50; Stock Holders Think They Paid Too Much"

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Old October 1 2009, 03:19 PM   #5
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Yeah, most likely.

Heh.
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Old October 1 2009, 06:31 PM   #6
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Re: Comcast Buying NBC

Whether it actually happens or not may be up in the air, but Comcast's interest in NBC Universal seems to be legit.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20091001/...us_comcast_nbc

Can't say I'd be terribly happy about this. Then again, it's a match made in heaven — NBC's programming sucks, and Comcast sucks in general.
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Old October 1 2009, 08:55 PM   #7
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All cable providers suck in general.
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Old October 1 2009, 08:57 PM   #8
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^ Pretty much.
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Old October 1 2009, 09:24 PM   #9
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Re: Comcast Buying NBC

nx1701g wrote: View Post
Well this is interesting (but from IMDB so take it with a grain of salt).

IMDB:
Comcast, the nation’s leading provider of cable, entertainment and communications products and services, is in talks to buy the entertainment giant NBC-Universal from General Electric, according to knowledgeable individuals. [MORE]

Sounds like something to add to my thread "Is Comcast going to Implode?"

Now, if Comcast gets NBC, will i still have to pay $0.99 to see NBC shows on demand (not that i do anyway...i might if it were $0.25)

Hope it doesn't happen. Wouldn't there be a problem with monopolies? Then again, the way Comcast orders (or disorders) its channels, i probably wouldn't notice.
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Old October 1 2009, 11:30 PM   #10
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I hate Comcast, so it would be a shame if they actually followed through with the deal. NBC Universal needs some new management and guidance, but they won't get any from the morons running Comcast.
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Old October 1 2009, 11:37 PM   #11
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WHAT?!?!?! Did I hear that correctly?!
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Old October 2 2009, 12:23 AM   #12
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gods I hope not.
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Old October 2 2009, 04:13 AM   #13
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They might have to come to an arrangement where the media division is autonomous from the telecommunications business to get it past regulated. I could see some good things though with Versus, the Golf channel, and the Comcast Sportsnet channels aligning themselves with NBC sports and Versus taking that next step into a true ESPN competitor.
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Old October 2 2009, 04:23 AM   #14
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I wonder if this means there will now be Comcast ads at every commercial break on NBC Universal channels.
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Old October 2 2009, 02:35 PM   #15
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I wonder if this means there will now be Comcast ads at every commercial break on NBC Universal channels.
Isn't that already happening? The number of commericals i see for Comcast, even though i already have it, actually nudges me to drop it (or at least 1 service).

Is there a way for digital cable to "customize" ads like Google...getting things i would actually be interested in?
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