Do you have strong feelings for or against Comcast’s proposed acquisition of 51% of NBC/Universal? The FCC has asked for comments from “interested parties,” so if you have anything compelling to say on the matter, here’s where to go.
We at Consumerist are pretty solidly against the deal. Let’s take a look back and remember why.
Let’s Just Look At What Comcast/NBC Would Own
TV Stations: NBC, CNBC, MSNBC, Bravo, Chiller, CNBC World, mun2, Oxygen, Sleuth, Syfy, Universal HD, USA Network, The Weather Channel, E! Entertainment Channel, G4, Golf Channel, PBS Kids Sprout, Style, TV one, Versus, CN8, Exercise TV, FEARnet, AZN Television, a portion of MLB Network.
NBC owned and operated stations in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Bay Area, Dallas/Fort Worth, Washington, Miami, San Diego, Connecticut.
Telemundo owned and operated stations in Los Angeles, New York, Miami, Houston, Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, San Antonio, Las Vegas, San Francisco/San Jose, Phoenix, Fresno, Denver, Boston, Tucson, Puerto Rico.
Film: Universal Pictures, Focus Pictures, Universal Studios Home Entertainment
Internet: Hulu (minority stake), iVillage, NBC.com, CNBC.com, Weather.com
Update: Commenter valen wrote up this guide for submitting your comment. Thanks, valen!
Comment Filing Cheat Sheet:
1. Go to this address: http://fjallfoss.fcc.gov/ecfs/upload/display?z=8odpw (ECFS Express Upload Form)
2. Enter in proceeding number: 10-56
3. Enter in your name, address, and comments.
4. Click “Continue”.
5. Click “Confirm”.
6. Congratuations! You are done. Your comments will be added to the public record for proceeding 10-56 (NBC-Comcast Merger). You should get a filing number which will allow you to track your filing in the future.
To view the current count and a list of all filings, go to: http://fjallfoss.fcc.gov/ecfs/proceeding/view?z=4ypit&name=10-56
COMMISSION SEEKS COMMENT ON APPLICATIONS OF COMCAST CORPORATION, GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY, AND NBC UNIVERSAL, INC., TO ASSIGN AND TRANSFER CONTROL OF FCC LICENSES [FCC]
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