[mythtv-users] Somewhat OT: Comcast takeover of NBC Universal

Mark fairlane at springcom.com
Sat Dec 5 14:33:16 UTC 2009


Brian Wood wrote:
> On Friday 04 December 2009 04:11:02 pm Mark wrote:
>   
>> Does anyone else have an unsettled feeling about the impending takeover
>> of NBC by comcast?
>>
>> I am not sure I would want my entertainment owned soup to nuts by a
>> single company with the
>> proven predilection towards maximum profits.  If the deal goes through,
>> it's about 40% of the
>> channels out there owned by comcast.  I don't see that being good for
>> those of us that get service
>> from thier competitors.
>>
>> And look at the debacle that was the Comcast / G4 takeover of TechTv.
>> They DESTROYED that channel.
>> Are they gonna be any better with 40% of the providers?
>>     
>
> The real question is: Is this good for ANYBODY, except Comcast, and 
> perhaps G.E?
>
> Anything that benefits such a small section of the population, to the 
> detriment of everyone else, simply should not be permitted.
>
> The "it's good for the stockholders" argument is crap. Stockholders always 
> look for a short-term gain, no mater what long-term problems are caused, 
> this is what caused the present problems with the economy, absolutely 
> nobody thinking about the long-term.
>
> The next thing you know, that building at 30 Rock will be the "Comcast 
> Building", nee GE, nee RCA.
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Agree 100%.  In the end, I think it will be approved.  Comcast has the 
bucks to do the lobbying needed.


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