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A Comcast/NBC Merger's Unique Regulatory Challenges, Eyes on FCC

For those who missed it during the holiday weekend, please check out this story Post Tech wrote for the paper last Friday on how a merger between Comcast and NBC Universal will present unique challenges for Washington regulators.

In the story, we look at how the Federal Communications Commission will have a particularly interesting role in scrutinizing the deal as it reviews competition in the online video industry. The agency has a history of nurturing nascent technologies to bring more competition to the video marketplace, said Andrew Schwartzman, CEO of Media Access Project. He said his group, a public interest advocacy organization, will call for the FCC to make special protections for online video startups if Comcast grasps more control of television shows and movies.

By Cecilia Kang  |  November 30, 2009; 9:00 AM ET
Categories:  Antitrust , Comcast , Online Video  
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