Comcast-NBCU Deal OK’d With Oversight

Comcast Corp. won a judge’s approval for its acquisition of NBC Universal with conditions that will maintain court oversight of the deal for two more years. U.S. District Judge Richard Leon in Washington ruled yesterday that the Justice Department and the combined company must report on arbitration actions initiated by online video distributors under the final judgment. The distributers feared they would lose access to NBC’s content because of the acquisition.

Franken Asks Justice To Investigate Comcast

Sen. Al Franken, who has been outspoken about his concerns with Comcast Corp.’s proposed deal to take over control of NBC Universal, has asked the Justice Department to investigate whether the cable giant was violating antitrust rules.