Report: Approval Likely for Comcast-NBCU Merger

Per a recent article in Multichannel News

A confidential report to Congress on Comcast’s proposed deal for control of NBC Universal … raises issues on both sides of the debate, but starts from the premise that the deal will go through.

“There is consensus that the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) are likely to approve the combination subject to merger conditions and/or license conditions — intended to protect competition, diversity of voices, and localism — that may significantly affect the impact of the combination,” wrote a telecommunications policy specialist with the Congressional Research Service, who declined to discuss the report citing its confidentiality.