Roberts to Congress: Comcast-NBCU Good for Consumers

By Andrew Gauthier Comment


Brian Roberts, Comcast Comcast Corp. Chief Executive Officer Brian Roberts said a proposed takeover of NBC Universal Inc. would benefit consumers with “diverse programming” and promised to protect “the national treasure” of NBC.

Roberts and NBC Universal CEO Jeff Zucker testified to the U.S. House Judiciary Committee today, their third appearance before Congress, where lawmakers have raised questions about the deal. The two men faced questions about their commitment to the workforce and programming diversity, as well as concerns about whether the new company would shed jobs in an already weak economy.

“I must say that I have always been alarmed about these combinations,” Judiciary Chairman John Conyers said. More…