REPORT: Comcast-NBC Merger to Be Approved Tomorrow

From the Washington Post, a story that will likely hold great importance to the future of the NHL on television. If this goes through, I’ll likely have something about what to expect from the new regime:

Federal regulators are expected to vote Tuesday to approve Comcast and NBC Universal’s joint venture, putting an end to a more than year-long review of a controversial union that will combine the nation’s biggest broadband Internet and cable service operator with a television and movie powerhouse.


According to sources familiar with the thinking of the Federal Communications Commission, the deal will be approved in a four-to-one vote, with Democratic Commissioner Michael J. Copps dissenting. The senior member of the FCC has consistently expressed concern that the joint venture would harm the public interest as too much control of content goes into the hands of a company that also controls how consumer access the Internet and television.

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