NBC Stations Backing Comcast After Sports Vow

By Andrew Gauthier 


Television station owners affiliated with NBC agreed to support Comcast Corp.’s purchase of NBC Universal after the company pledged it wont shift events such as the Olympics and U.S. football to cable, an executive said.

The agreement keeps NBC’s Sunday night National Football League games and the 2012 Olympics on free over-the-air television, Michael Fiorile, past chairman of the NBC Television Affiliates Board, which represents more than 200 NBC stations not owned by the network, said today in an interview. More…