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Top TV Stories of 2009: Comcast buys NBC Universal

by John Scott Lewinski, posted Dec 15th 2009 10:02AM
When Comcast bought NBC, the media map changed.As 2009 draws to a close, the world has exactly what it needs -- another massive media conglomerate.

On Dec. 3, cable giant Comcast justified a long-standing industry rumor and completed an $8 billion deal to acquire a controlling 51% of NBC Universal stock from former owner General Electric.

Huge companies gobbling up big (but not as huge) companies is nothing new in any business, especially broadcasting. All of the major networks are owned by parent companies. Disney owns ABC. Newscorp owns Fox. Westinghouse owns CBS. Now, Comcast possesses NBC -- as Conan O'Brien celebrates in this clip.

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Japanese man gets $10,000 for being a naked prisoner for a year

by Brad Trechak, posted Jan 10th 2008 1:02PM
Naked man!Those Japanese sure can innovate when it comes to TV. A new television show from Japan has a Japanese man sitting naked in a room for a year while being recorded.

He was locked in an apartment with no food, furniture, household goods or entertainment. He was required to write postcards to contests until he won $10,000 in prizes, at which point he was to be released.

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