BREAKING: FCC approves Comcast/NBC Universal merger


Just breaking on MSNBC, the damn Comcast/NBC Universal merger has been approved, as expected.

Via WaPo:

The Federal Communications Commission has approved Comcast's acquisition of NBC Universal, allowing for a joint venture that puts a vast library of television shows and movies under the control of the nation's biggest cable and broadband Internet service provider.

Together, the companies have 16.7 million broadband subscribers, about 23 million cable customer and dozens of lucrative channels such as USA, Bravo, MSNBC and CNBC.

Previous post with more details about the merger here.

UPDATE, via an email alert:

AP (AP)  Comcast wins Justice Department approval to take over NBC Universal, with conditions