Brian Roberts

Senator Al Franken Rips NBC-Comcast Merger

Led by Senator Al Franken, lawmakers on Thursday clashed with top execs at Comcast and NBC Universal over their claim that the media giants' proposed $30 billion merger would benefit the public. But despite calling for "strong conditions" on the deal, legislators seemed likely to let it pass.

Comcast Earnings Double, but It Still Gets No Respect

Comcast is the Rodney Dangerfield of media companies. Yesterday, the Philadelphia-based firm reported that fourth-quarter earnings more than doubled. How did Wall Street respond? It sent Comcast's shares down.

Comcast and NBC Universal Merge

Comcast Corp. (CMCSA) Thursday officially announced its long-awaited deal to gain control of NBC Universal from General Electric Co. (GE). The parent company of the NBC television network and Universal Pictures will be run through a joint venture.