By acquiring NBC Universal, Comcast (Nasdaq: CMCSA) will be able to innovate "without worrying about negotiating friction between distribution and content partners," David Cohen, Comcast's executive vice president of broadband reportedly told an audience at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business Supernova conference.
Comcast primarily sees itself as a technology company, Cohen said, and as such would like to cut through the red tape that often accompanies getting and delivering content over its technologically advanced networks. That's where the NBC Universal acquisition comes in.
"We see this deal as a way to accelerate the delivery of content through our technology and distribution and achieve anytime anywhere faster," Cohen said.
This, of course, is what worries opponents of the deal. Comcast, by getting the content, would have an unfair advantage over those who don't have it.
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