CBS Affiliates Express Concern over Comcast-NBCU Deal

By Andrew Gauthier 

The Wrap

CBS’ TV stations are raising some questions about Comcast’s $30 billion deal for NBC Universal and suggesting they could carry those doubts to federal regulators.

In a letter sent Tuesday to CBS affiliates, Tim Busch, chairman of the CBS Television Network Affiliates Association, warned its members that the affiliate association board is worried that the deal could disadvantage CBS stations.


“We are concerned that the proposed merger would competitively disadvantage CBS affiliates by reposing an unprecedented level of media market power in a single vertically integrated cable/television broadcast network company,” Busch wrote. More…