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

Brian Wood beww at beww.org
Sat Dec 5 13:31:34 UTC 2009

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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