ACA Commends Sen. Kohl On Comcast-NBCU Concerns
The American Cable Association commended Sen. Herb Kohl (D-Wis.) for urging the Department of Justice and the Federal Communications Commission to give close scrutiny to Comcast Corp.'s planned acquisition of General Electric Co.'s NBC Universal, saying the deal raises anticompetitive concerns that warrant strict conditions, including at least one asset sale.
"ACA believes that the Comcast-NBCU merger would harm competition and consumers without strong and enforceable conditions. ACA applauds Sen. Kohl for suggesting that the FCC impose conditions on the transaction that would ensure that all pay-TV providers have access to Comcast-NBCU programming on reasonable and nondiscriminatory terms," American Cable Association President and CEO Matthew M. Polka said.
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