November 19, 2017

Comcast Wants to Get Bigger, Again

Jon Brodkin – Ars Technica:

Comcast and Verizon have each, separately, approached 21st Century Fox about buying part of the company, according to several news reports.

Comcast already owns NBCUniversal and numerous regional sports networks. Adding part of 21st Century Fox would give Comcast even more programming to pair with the nation’s largest cable broadband and TV network.

If approved, Comcast would own every aspect of “the pipe:” movie and television content creation, distribution, internet connectivity and telephony. Not sure that’s ultimately a good thing for consumers. The only saving grace for Comcast is the variety of content companies in competition with 21st Century Fox.

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