Wednesday, December 2, 2009

FCC's Copps Questions Comcast + NBC

In reposnse to the Comcast + GE announcement, FCC Commissioner Michael J. Copps issued the following comment:

"Some may have thought the era of media consolidation--fewer huge companies controlling more of the nation's media assets--was behind us. This transaction proves those analysts wrong. The push to combine content and distribution continues and, as the economy recovers, we will see more proposed media industry combinations. While I look at each proposed transaction on its individual merits, my long-standing skepticism about the harms imposed by so few controlling so much persists."