Latest in Acquisition

Image credit:

Regulators perturbed by Comcast's executive reshuffling, NBC Universal takeover to blame

Darren Murph
11.22.10
Share
Tweet
Share

Sponsored Links

Hold your horses, Bubsy. While it looked like there were but a few Is to dot and Ts to cross before Comcast's takeover of NBC Universal was official, folks in high places are now shaking their heads at a recent decision by the carrier. As the story goes, Comcast and NBC Universal are still in talks with the government over the proposed takeover, and it seems that a few wires were crossed in recent days; Comcast decided to announce a new management slate for NBC Universal just a few days ago, despite the fact that the takeover hasn't actually been green-lit. According to an inside report over at The New York Times, one unnamed official in Washington had this to say: "For a deal this large, and one that hasn't been approved, Comcast's behavior is presumptuous and arrogant." Of course, it's not like this trigger-pulling in and of itself is reason for the whole deal to collapse, but it certainly won't make things any easier on either company. So much for taking on those new roles (and accompanying raises) prior to Turkey Day, huh?

All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Share
Tweet
Share

Popular on Engadget

You can make your own rotary cellphone

You can make your own rotary cellphone

View
Microsoft releases its unified Office app for Android

Microsoft releases its unified Office app for Android

View
Apple warns of iPhone 'supply shortages' due to coronavirus outbreak

Apple warns of iPhone 'supply shortages' due to coronavirus outbreak

View
Watch the first trailer for Spielberg's Apple TV+ series 'Amazing Stories'

Watch the first trailer for Spielberg's Apple TV+ series 'Amazing Stories'

View
Jeff Bezos pledges $10 billion to combat climate change

Jeff Bezos pledges $10 billion to combat climate change

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr