Report: To Meet Conditions on NBC Deal, Comcast May Have to Provide TV Shows to Online Competitors

Jan 12, 2011  •  Post A Comment

Comcast may be required to provide television programs to online competitors and be prohibited from interfering with subscribers’ Web traffic in order to earn regulatory approval for its merger with NBC Universal, Bloomberg reports.

The requirements were proposed by Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski on Dec. 23, the story says. The conditions haven’t yet been made public, the story notes.

Genachowski asked his four fellow FCC commissioners to approve the merger on the condition that the company meet those requirements, the article notes. It adds that the agency hasn’t set a date for voting on the merger and that his colleagues could either accept, reject or modify the conditions.

Both Comcast and the FCC declined to comment, the story says.

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