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With Zucker’s Departure, Comcast COO Steve Burke Will Take Over Running NBC Universal

Sep 27, 2010  •  Post A Comment

With Jeff Zucker announcing his departure from NBC Universal after Comcast takes control of NBC Universal from General Electric, his replacement has been named: Comcast Chief Operating Officer Steve Burke, reports the Hollywood Reporter’s Kim Masters.

The appointment seems to indicate that Comcast is confident the government will approve the merger within 90 days, although the cable giant plans to wait on making more personnel announcements until the deal nears closing, the story says.

While Burke wants to be ready to step into the role as head of NBCU, Comcast is in a bit of a touchy situation given the government hasn’t yet approved the merger, the article adds.

2 Comments

  1. Good luck NBC.
    If they try to run NBC as they do Comcast, it does not bode well for the networks future.

  2. You don’t want to be DirecTV, Warner, Cox or any other competitor. The NBC channels will be extremely costly. And the Comcast Sports Channels will likely not be available in any area where you compete with them. Have fun DirecTV and Dish.

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