GE to Sell the Obama News Channel to Comcast

Tuesday, December 1, 2009


Hot off the presses from Wall Street, it looks like a deal is being finalized to sell NBC, which includes the cable news channel MSNBC, to Comcast.  In case, you aren't familiar with Comcast, they are the second largest cable company behind Time Warner and will be new to the TV world.

I wouldn't expect any magic in changing NBC's programming away from the liberal agenda, but it will be interesting to see if the Obama mouthpiece is toned down.  A smart strategy for NBC would be to shake things up.  The network often trails in viewer ratings.

2 comments

Now that's interesting. I can't believe they'd purchase a network just to own an underperforming property. I hope we will see a shake up in programming on MSNBC.

December 1, 2009 at 4:15 PM

It will be interesting although I doubt content will change. Then again, it is a revenue-bleeding enterprise, so who knows?

December 1, 2009 at 8:02 PM

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