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

Mark fairlane at springcom.com
Sat Dec 5 04:22:47 UTC 2009

greg wrote:
> 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...
We're not just talking NBC here.  We're talking USA, Lifetime, SciFi, 
LOTS of channels fall into the NBC/U umbrella.  NOT TO MENTION, they 
will own content that they will SELL to
competitors, such as DirecTV, DISH, etc.   I *CANT* get comcast here.  I 
HAVE to have Sat.  My costs are going UP.

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