NBC Affiliates Will Support Comcast NBC Universal Deal

Jun 18, 2010  •  Post A Comment

NBC affiliates will support Comcast taking a controlling 51% stake in NBC Universal, B&C reports.

According to the report, "One NBC affiliates board veteran said Comcast and the affiliates mostly see eye to eye. ‘We’ve got a signed agreement for all the safeguards we’re pursuing,’ he said. ‘We’ll be supportive of the merger.’ "

"Perhaps most crucial," the report says, "the affiliates wanted what one insider termed a ‘firewall’ between retransmission consent negotiations and affiliate renewals if and when Comcast takes over. ‘That way, we can negotiate each thing without recourse,’said [NBC affiliates board chairman Brian] Lawlor, of Comcast’s cable and, potentially, broadcast interests." Lawlor is a TV VP at Scripps. 


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