Comcast: Reports Confirm Benefits Of NBCU Deal

By Andrew Gauthier 

Broadcasting & Cable

Comcast has turned in two FCC-requested reports on the NBCU joint venture and says they confirm its earlier assertions about the deal’s public interest benefits and its lack of adverse impact on online video distribution.

The FCC stopped the clock on its review of the merger awaiting the two reports. It has also extended the comment deadline to accommodate reaction to the court decision overturning its network management ruling in Comcast/BitTorrent.

According to a letter submitted to the FCC along with the reports, Comcast quotes Dr. Gregory Rosston from his economic analysis of the deal More…