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  • FCC Orders NBC Newsrooms To Partner With Soros-Funded Non-Profits

    02/03/2011 11:12:42 AM PST · by tutstar · 84 replies
    Big Government ^ | 2/3/11 | Dana Loesch
    So much for objectivity. One of the FCC stipulations of the Comcast – NBCU merger was the incorporation of non-profit journalism centers into NBC newsrooms. They are charged with maintaining and increasing local news coverage, the regulation based on the relationship between KNSD-TV and KNSD airs the segments, but really can’t take all the credit for them. They are largely the work, a local nonprofit journalism center that has been sharing news tips, co-producing and supplying content to the station for several years. [...] Under the terms of the FCC order approving Comcast’s takeover of NBCU, at least...
  • Comcast-NBC Deal Wins Federal Approval (Sheds Light On Olbermann Firing)

    01/22/2011 11:34:42 AM PST · by lbryce · 14 replies · 1+ views
    Media Decoder:New York Times ^ | January 18, 2011 | BRIAN STELTER and TIM ARANGO
    NBC Universal was approved by the Federal Communications Commission and the Justice Department on Tuesday, smoothing the way for the deal to close by the end of January. As expected, the approvals came with significant conditions attached. The combination of Comcast’s cable systems and NBC Universal’s channels will create a media powerhouse, and it will represent the first time that a cable company will control a major broadcast network. “This is a proud and exciting day for Comcast,” Brian L. Roberts, the Comcast chief executive, said in a statement that thanked the government agencies for their hard work. The approval...
  • "MSNBC And Keith Olberman Have Ended Their Contract"; Lefty MSNBC About To Make Right Turn?

    01/21/2011 8:52:58 PM PST · by bigbob · 51 replies
    Deadline ^ | 1-21-11 | NIKKI FINKE AND NELLIE ANDREEVA
    The move is simultaneous with new owner Comcast starting to show its hand over the broadcast network and cable after receiving FCC approval. "He's been very problematic," an NBCU source told Deadline about Comcast's attitude to Olbermann. Officially, the Comcast takeover is next week. But word has been circulating for months now that the new owners have wanted to "tinker" with MSNBC and had many changes in store, including a right turn for the left-wing cable channel so that it represents both political points of view more evenly.
  • Angela Bromstad Out at NBC (Comcast fires another NBC exec...)

    01/20/2011 5:26:01 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 34 replies
    The Wrap ^ | 1/20/11 | Daniel Frankel
    Angela Bromstad announced Thursday that she's leaving her post as NBC Entertainment president, marking the latest high-profile executive change for the broadcast network, which is currently being assimilated into the Comcast fold.
  • Flushed! Jeff Gaspin, Steve Burke and the $200,000 Bathroom (Comcast fires another NBC exec...)

    01/20/2011 9:03:32 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 16 replies
    The Wrap ^ | 1/19/11 | Sharon Waxman
    On Tuesday night NBC held a goodbye party at Hatfield’s restaurant on Melrose for NBC Television Entertainment Chairman Jeff Gaspin. Ever wonder how this reasonably capable executive came to be squeezed out of a job in the new NBC-Universal hierarchy led by Comcast COO Steve Burke? I wondered too. It turns out that it involved his $200,000 new bathroom. When Gaspin was promoted to run NBC in July 2009, he decided he didn’t want to share a bathroom with the other executives on the 11th floor of the Wasserman building, according to a knowledgeable insider. So he ordered the construction...
  • Chris Matthews Uses Palin Reindeer Shooting Footage As A Convincing Excuse.How Pathetic!

    01/14/2011 3:49:33 PM PST · by TheTeaPartyChannel · 24 replies · 1+ views
    Last Night On "TingleBall", Chris Matthews continued his rants on Sarah Palin as if she was the primary culprit behind the Saturday Shootings. He put together a compilation Sarah Palin video with bits of her "Reloading Related Remarks",and in the video,there is a carefully edited bit of Palin shooting the caribou/reindeer.The shooting of the deer was the focus.Chrissy Tingles Matthews actually thinks that the average American will believe that Sarah Palin shooting the deer is the Primary Reason A Lunatic Went On A Shooting Spree In Tuscon! Could a cable news anchor BE ANY MORE IGNORANT? !!
  • Analyst: NBC Network Is Worth 'Negative $600 Million' (Company worth $32 billion)

    09/27/2010 11:14:50 PM PDT · by tlb · 9 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | Sept 27, 2010, | Georg Szalai
    USA Network is the most valuable part of NBC Universal at $11.7 billion, but the NBC network is worth a negative $600 million, according to Wunderlich Securities analyst Matthew Harrigan. According to the analyst, the NBC Universal cable networks make up 78% of NBC Universal's valuation. Thanks to the stronger-than-anticipated recovery in the advertising market, the total company is likely worth slightly more than $32.5 billion, he said. In the Comcast deal, NBC Universal was value at $30 billion. Harrigan's valuation on Walt Disney's ABC network is a positive $1.2 billion in comparison with NBC's negative value. He told The...
  • NBCU Profit Plummets 30%

    01/22/2010 11:20:11 AM PST · by iowamark · 6 replies · 415+ views
    The Wrap ^ | January 22, 2010 | Dylan Stableford
    Network takes NFL fee hit; Comcast names cable unit president head of merger NBC Universal’s profit fell 30 percent during the fourth quarter, General Electric reported on Friday. Revenues fell 3.7 percent to $4.27 billion. NBCU’s operating profit -- at $602 million -- slid from $865 million in 2008. The company attributed the decline to increased programming costs and massive fees associated with carrying National Football League games. For the year, NBCU's revenues were down about 9 percent. The numbers, of course, don’t reflect the costs associated with NBC’s settlement with Conan O’Brien. On Thursday, the network agreed to pay...