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Regulatory Review of Proposed NBC-Comcast Deal Begins

On February 10, 2010 By

The pending deal between NBC Universal and Comcast has found an unlikely opponent in former NBC-funnyman-turned-Senator, Al Franken (D-Minn.).

As we reported in December 2009, the joint venture agreement would leave Comcast owning 51 percent and G.E. owning 49 percent of NBC Universal. However, it seems predictions that the merger would face Continue Reading

Conan Gets $32.5 Million, But No Triumph

On January 28, 2010 By

Conan O’Brien and NBC Universal finally reached an agreement that will allow the talk show host to depart The Tonight Show. The fate of a number of beloved characters created by the comedian and his staff, however, is less certain.

NBC agreed to a deal under which O’Brien is to receive $32.5 million for the […]

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Can Conan Abide by His Exit Agreement?

On January 27, 2010 By

Late last year, in a move that at the time was billed as innovative and cost-effective, NBC moved former The Tonight Show (Tonight) host Jay Leno to the 10 p.m. time slot (he was previously in the 11:30 time slot), abandoning all scripted primetime dramas and creating The Jay Leno Show. The […]

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Monday Morning JetLawg

On January 18, 2010 By

In the news . . .

Ex-gay advocacy group battles Disney’s non-discrimination policy through shareholder vote.

Coldplay facing yet another charge of plagiarism.

Big week for baseball as slugger Mark McGwire comes clean on steroid use.

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg says privacy age is over.

Not quite a […]

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