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Governors urge FCC approval of Comcast-NBC deal

  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
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  • USA
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  • May 28 2010

Predicting that the proposed union of Comcast and NBC Universal (NBCU) will bring “consumers across the nation more programming choices over more communications technologies,” the governors of three states in which Comcast and NBCU boast a large corporate presence wrote to the FCC on Monday to recommend “timely government approval” of the $13.75 billion transaction

FCC allows cable program access rules to expire

  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
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  • USA
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  • October 12 2012

Pointing to a national multichannel video program distribution marketplace in which cable operators now play a less dominant role, the FCC decided unanimously last Friday to allow provisions of its program access rules that prohibit exclusive contracts to expire

Comcast-NBCU offer additional commitments on merger

  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
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  • USA
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  • July 16 2010

To appease critics who have cited concerns about the effects of the proposed $13.75 billion merger of Comcast and NBC Universal (NBCU) on media diversity, Comcast and NBCU unveiled a new set of voluntary commitments in a letter to a House lawmaker that includes the establishment of a $20 million fund to assist minority entrepreneurs in the development of new media content and technology

Comcast-NBC merger hearing focuses on diversity

  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • June 11 2010

Witnesses gathered at a House Judiciary Committee field hearing on the Comcast-NBC Universal (NBCU) merger offered differing views on the transaction's impact on media diversity

Coordinated retransmission bargaining violates duopoly rules, says ACA

  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
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  • USA
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  • March 9 2012

In comments regarding the latest quadrennial review of the FCC’s media ownership rules, the American Cable Association (ACA) took issue with coordinated negotiations of retransmission consent fees among separately-owned affiliates of the four major broadcast networks in the same market

Study highlights benefits of Sirius-XM merger, as House lawmakers urge FCC to reject transaction

  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
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  • USA
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  • June 22 2007

As the FCC’s 180-day “clock” on the Sirius-XM merger began to tick last week, Thomas Hazlett, a professor of economics at George Mason University and a former chief economist at the FCC, released a study showing that the $13 billion merger would enhance competition in the U.S. audio services market

Sirius CEO discusses XM merger at House task force hearing

  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
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  • USA
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  • March 2 2007

One week after announcing plans to merge with XM Satellite Radio, Mel Karmazin, the CEO of Sirius Satellite Radio, testified before the House Judiciary Committee Antitrust Task Force on the benefits of the $13 billion deal

Third Circuit lifts stay of media cross ownership rules

  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
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  • USA
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  • March 26 2010

Rejecting a motion that, ironically, was filed by the FCC, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals vacated its stay of FCC rules that permit common ownership of a newspaper and a television station in the top 20 media markets

Justice Department clears Sirius-XM merger

  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
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  • USA
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  • March 28 2008

After a yearlong wait, Sirius Satellite Radio and XM Satellite Radio received Justice Department (DOJ) clearance on Monday for their proposed merger, which, according to a DOJ press statement, “does not establish that the combination of satellite radio providers would substantially reduce competition.”

FCC approves Sirius-XM merger by 3-2 vote

  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
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  • USA
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  • August 1 2008

A new satellite radio powerhouse, known henceforth as Sirius XM Radio, Inc., was born on Tuesday after the FCC officially announced its approval of the XM-Sirius merger on Monday