Comcast’s NBC takeover may prompt industry makeover

After 13 months of pointless scrutiny, federal regulators have done what they were certain to do all along, and blessed the most momentous media deal of this still-new century: The takeover by Comcast, the biggest U.S. cable operator, of NBC Universal, one of the country’s premier sources of news and entertainment.

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Giant media poised for a growth spurt

Week of Nov. 23, 2009 “Big media today wants to own the faucet, pipeline, water, and the reservoir. The rain clouds come next.” So wrote Ted Turner, the media entrepreneur who sold off CNN and the rest of Turner Broadcasting to Time Warner in 1996, in a remarkable Washington Monthly article five years ago that […]