What the Comcast-NBC Merger Means for the Digital Divide

January 21, 2011  |  

(BlackWeb2.0) — Yesterday’s announcement that the Federal Communications Commission and the Department of Justice approved the merger to Comcast and NBC-Universal created a large amount of media scrutiny.  Most reports focused on size of the deal, and the merger is indeed a staggering one. The deal joins Comcast’s cable network and TV channels with NBC-Universal’s theme parks, affiliate stations, studios, TV channels, and stake in Hulu.  One of the most interesting aspects of the merger is the host of conditions placed on the combined company.  For example, Comcast must offer its television programming to competing online sites.

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