Critics to Comcast: Bring back the peacock and back off the interference

Comcast's (Nasdaq: CMCSA) first steps into NBCUniversal land could be missteps, according to those who watch the broadcast business.

For instance, the decision to remove the iconic peacock from the new NBCUniversal logo is a huge mistake, according to an item by Chuck Ross in TVWeek. The new logo is supposed to represent a vision of companies working together; instead it "sucks aesthetically," Ross wrote.

Ross's suggestions: "Send the new NBC Universal logo to the recycle bin" and then "hold a contest among all the good folks at NBC Universal to design a new logo."

That unlikely scenario could happen if Comcast follows the advice of USA Today's Robert Bianco to take a hands-off approach to NBCUniversal because "many people are wary of its power, intentions and influence (and) Comcast would be wise not to push it."

For more:
- see this TVWeek story
- and this USA Today story

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