Eclectic witness list expected for Comcast-NBCU hearing in L.A.

An eclectic mix of industry insiders and academics will bear witnesses next week when the House Judiciary Committee holds a hearing about the Comcast-NBC Universal merger in Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Times reported. It's uncertain yet whether any of LaLa Land's greater or lesser celebrities will also be on hand to grab some face time before the committee chaired by Rep. John Conyers, a Michigan Democrat. One thing's certain, local Democratic Congresswoman Maxine Waters, a sometimes sharp opponent of the deal who pushed for the Left Coast hearing, will be there to make her opinions known.

The L.A. location marks the first time that Washington, D.C.-centric folks take their show on the road. Next month the FCC will open a similar hearing to the public in Chicago.

Speaking of the Comcast-NBCU deal (as we almost always are), it's also reported in Broadcasting & Cable that the National Black Caucus of State Legislators and the National Conference of Hispanic Legislators have both thrown their support to the deal with the NBCSL calling it a "positive development" for the African American community.

For more:
- see this story
- and this story

Related articles:
Comcast-NBCU spotlight moving away from Washington, D.C.
Small cable continues fight to throttle Comcast-NBC merger
Senator wants Comcast to jump through more Hulu hoops before getting NBCU
Comcast's Roberts optimistic about NBC Universal

WHITEPAPER

How To Lower the Cost of Ownership of Your Cable Access Network

This white paper presents a cost analysis of a virtualized cable modem termination system (CMTS) deployed in a distributed access architecture (DAA). Learn how to eliminate traditional CMTS constraints, efficiently enhance your network performance and more.

Suggested Articles

WarnerMedia scored a key HBO Max distribution deal with Comcast just as it launched in May. Nearly six months later, there still isn’t an app.

Comcast is planning new data caps and video service price increases for its subscribers in 2021.

The Apple TV remote is an often reviled peripheral device. Universal Electronics has taken it upon itself to create a different option.