At every turn, Comcast has emphasized to its own shareholders that the deal's purpose is to gain control over NBC Universal’s fast-growing cable channels.Including Bravo.
The purchase of NBC-Universal could take more than a year to process completely.
But after it does, Comcast should seriously consider wielding its influence on such decisions as "where Season 8 of Top Chef should film."
G.E. Makes It Official: NBC Will Go to Comcast [ New York Times ]
NBC-Comcast Deal Puts Broadcast TV in Doubt [ New York Times ]
Comcast: Not your traditional Philadelphia firm [ Philadelphia Inquirer ]
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