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

greg greg12866 at nycap.rr.com
Fri Dec 4 23:59:02 UTC 2009

Brian Wood wrote:
> On Friday 04 December 2009 04:22:51 pm Aaron wrote:
>> We have always been NBC watchers, but in reality lately we've had to 
> start
>> watching other channels due to NBC just sucking hard...  They've had so
>>  many good shows that they just screw up, or cancel way too early.
>> This latest thing with Jay Leno is crappy as well, I like Jay, but
>> common.... enough with the talk shows already.
> They are cheap to produce. Not as cheap as "Reality Shows" (where the 
> performers show up for free), but a LOT cheaper than dramas or sitcoms, 
> and especially good quality documentaries.
> NBC has gone from #1 to dead last, but the networks always seem to move 
> up and down a lot.
> Comcast won't help things, they make G.E. (self-admitted felons) look good 
> by comparison.
> The Comcast takeover of NBC is not in best interests of the public, who 
> supposedly own the airwaves they make their profits from.
> But money talks in the USA, and nothing any of us can do will change that.
> Let me get this straight: If I were to be convicted of even a minor felony I 
> would be unable to own a firearm, but G.E. admits to multiple major 
> felonies, and is permitted to make (and thus to own) nuclear weapons.
> Huh?
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It's a good deal for GE and it's stock holders (as I am)..Jack Welsh 
bought NBC from RCA for 3 billion and is selling it for 13.5 
billion...Not a bad deal.. I am sure you know GE owned NBC,back in the 
earlier years of television,they sold it off when they off loaded their 
cable business ( I think that was cablevision).. Yeah, They have pulled 
some shady deals,but name one company who don't push the envelope... I 
worked for them for many years...Overall a good company to work for..

I will admit that the programing is in the toilet..I can't think of even 
one program i watch on NBC...

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