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What does the NBC/Comcast deal mean for you?

by Danny Gallagher, posted Dec 3rd 2009 6:01PM
All this talk about Comcast gobbling up the NBC empire like an English orphan going for the last morsel of figgy pudding at the Christmas dinner table may have some viewers lost in the void of the vortex.

TVTattle has compiled a smart series of stories on exactly what the deal could mean to you, the viewer. For instance, Comcast, a cable company, may have purchased NBC to "devalue" free TV, much in the same way Judge Doom from Who Framed Roger Rabbit? bought the Red Car company so he could "dismantle it" to run his freeway through Toontown. And if you British literature snobs can think of a better metaphor, be my guest.

There is also talk that Comcast might drop the NBC brand. Does that mean the company will also take out the NBC peacock Ol' Yeller style?

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wulfn1

It probably means one more channel will be denied to anyone who has the audacity to choose satellite over cable.

December 07 2009 at 8:04 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Josh

I, for one, enjoyed the Cloverleaf buying the Red Car comparison.

And I agree with jaxx - I hope Friday Night Lights will continue. We already know a fifth season is in place though.

December 03 2009 at 11:16 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Harold Love

It means another reason to hate NBC.

December 03 2009 at 8:36 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Arclight

At least they are not bailing out NBC wit tax dollars, like they are getting ready to do with all the newspapers that are now failing.

December 03 2009 at 6:40 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
steve probst

I just hope they don't cancel the arangement they have with directv for Friday Night lights.

December 03 2009 at 6:38 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Rhett F

Thought I would be okay with them getting the rights to air it OnDemand only.

I am just hoping this means more of NBC cable channels in HD OnDemand

December 03 2009 at 7:09 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
gabe

Danny- there are ways to be funny without using shitty metaphors or similes. Just an FYI... seems like every single one of your articles has atleast 2 per paragraph.

Comcast has all the power here. Its hard not to think of the things that will completely screw over consumers, but lets hope for the best. Yay corporate America!

December 03 2009 at 6:16 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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