In a deal just announced, Comcast, the nation's largest cable operator, will buy a controlling stake in NBC. The deal will take a year to close and will surely be subject to strenuous regulatory review, notably from the FTC.
As the power of the broadcast networks has fallen and cable has risen, so has the emerging opportunities online and the big cable operators stand to profit in the online world. The catalyst for the television business online will be something coined "TV Everywhere."
Last month in San Francisco at the NewTeeVee conference, we spoke with Comcast's Amy Banse about the "TV Everywhere" initiative and the opportunities for the industry.
Beginning later this month, Comcast consumers will be able to access about 25 cable programming channels on their computers regardless of where they are connected.
We have republished this video today.
More to come.
Andy Plesser, Executive Producer