FCC seeks details in NBC Uni, Comcast proposal

Agency says inquiry doesn't stop the clock on its deal review

NEW YORK -- The FCC has made a second information request relating to the planned acquisition of a 51% stake in NBC Universal by cable operator Comcast Corp., but the agency said this doesn't stop the clock on its deal review.

Requests for additional information are common for clarifications of certain matters.

Asked if this changed any of the deal timing, an FCC spokesman said no.

"Requests like this are common and we still expect regulatory approvals to be completed by year end," said a Comcast spokeswoman.

In this case, NBC Universal has until Oct. 18 to provide such data as the average per subscriber advertising revenue by year from 2005 through the present for each of its networks, correspondence related to the company's offering of its content to Sezmi, as well as information on the top 20 advertisers on its networks and the most recent agreements covering the carriage of each NBC and Telemundo-owned and -operated station, as well as USA, Oxygen, Chiller and Sleuth.
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