NBC-Comcast Deal ‘Close’

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The New York Times reports this morning that GE and Comcast are nearing a deal to give the cable monster an ownership stake in NBC Universal, and that an official announcement could come next week. All this means for you, the NBC viewer, is that on 30 Rock, instead of jokes about a corporate overlord that makes useful things like wigs and toaster ovens, you'll get jokes about a corporate overlord with poor customer-service ratings and a stranglehold on half of the country's cable subscriptions (Tina Fey can still make this funny, we bet). [NYT]