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Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by tootal2, Oct 2, 2009.
Can comcast control who gets to have nbc on there cable system?
I guess so, but why would they buy it and run it into the ground by taking away viewers, then getting sued...?
I think that's one of the primary reasons the FTC wouldn't let the sale go through. Too much conflict of interest when the carrier owns the production side as well.
Like Comcast tried to buy Disney about 5 years ago?
Actually, I don't remember if the failure was due to government blocking the deal, or shareholders revolting.
There have already been times when a video distributor owned significant broadcast assets. That's nothing new, and so nothing remarkable.
I do think the FUD being thrown around by corporation-haters could scuttle the deal.