Government Speeds Up Review of Comcast-NBC Merger


As Comcast prepares to announce its reorganization of NBC this week (Jeff Zucker who?), word is leaking out that the feds — the FCC and the Justice Department — are planning to finish their review of the merger within weeks. No one expects the antitrust cops to stop the deal, but they may “impose significant conditions to prevent Comcast from withholding, or threatening to withhold, NBC Universal’s programming from competitor.” [WSJ]