CBS Affiliates Review ‘Action Plan’ for NBC-Comcast

By Andrew Gauthier 

Broadcasting & Cable

The CBS affiliates board met at the NAB show in Las Vegas April 12, and took the opportunity to go over what chairman Tim Busch termed the “action plan” for the board’s concerns over the pending NBC-Comcast merger. On March 29, Busch issued a letter to CBS affiliates expressing the board’s opinion that the merger would unfairly empower NBC and weaken its rivals, and pushing for regulatory conditions.

Busch said the CBS board will continue to work with its counterparts at ABC and Fox to protect their interests not only against NBC-Comcast, but also regarding the FCC’s plans to grab spectrum for broadband use. More…