Non-NBC Affils Pledge Support for Comcast-NBCU

By Andrew Gauthier 

Broadcasting & Cable

A Comcast spokesperson confirms that non-NBC affiliates have filed comments at the FCC in support of its joint venture with NBC Universal subject to Comcast’s promises of fair dealing in retransmission consent negotiations related to the NBC stations it would own.

That sign-off follows on the heels of the NBC affiliates agreement with Comcast to support the deal subject to conditions relating to sports programing, retrans and not bypassing the stations for cable delivery of network programming.

The non-NBC affiliates were chiefly concerned about retransmission consent since Comcast will own one of their chief competitors. More…

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