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Video: Approval of Comcast-NBC Universal deal expected this week

January 17, 2011 |  5:00 pm

Entertainment business reporter Joe Flint says government approval of the Comcast-NBC Universal deal could come as soon as Tuesday.

The two media giants are hopeful that approval by the Federal Communications Commission and the Justice Department will come this week. The deal would pair Comcast, the nation's largest cable and broadband provider, with content giant NBC Universal, whose holdings include the NBC network, Universal Studios and cable channels USA, Syfy, Bravo and MSNBC. 

But approval is likely to come with conditions. For example, Comcast might be required to provide its programming to an online video service if rivals such as Walt Disney Co., Time Warner or News Corp. were also feeding content to it.

Read more about what Joe has to say on his Company Town blog post.


News Corp. worries about conditions on Comcast - NBC deal

FCC likely to approve Comcast-NBC Universal deal with conditions

-- Pat Benson