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This Week on the mediabistro.com Job Board: Fox Business, Bravo, Oxygen

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Comcast Addresses Bloomberg Charges in FCC Brief

Bloomberg TV has already come out against the proposed Comcast-NBC Universal acquisition. The financial news channel says that once Comcast owns CNBC, it will discriminate against other networks such as itself, leaving them higher up on the channel lineup or on different tiers.

Yesterday, in a response to questioning from the FCC, Comcast addressed those concerns directly.

The FCC did not  ask about Bloomberg’s complaint. Rather, Comcast included the response in a section outlining new navigation technologies it is developing to help consumers find the channels they want to watch:

Comcast is conducting limited trails of a new channel lineup that will allow certain cable systems that convert to all-digital to group networks in genre neighborhoods such as “News & Local,” “Kids,” “Sports,” “Movies,” etc. For example, under “News & Local,” systems where this channel lineup is implemented would group Bloomberg TV, CNBC and Fox Business Network together with other news channels such as CNN, Fox News and MSNBC…

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Comcast, NBCU Tout News, Public Interest Commitments for Proposed Deal in FCC Meeting

Comcast and NBC executives met with the FCC last week to tout the unified company’s commitment to news and public interest programming once the acquisition of NBC Universal is completed, according to documents obtained by TVNewser.

The participants in the meeting were Jordan Goldstein, senior director of regulatory affairs for Comcast, Margaret Tobey, VP of regulatory affairs for NBC Universal as well as outside counsel for both companies. For the FCC, staffers from the office of the general counsel, office of strategic planning & policy analysis and from the FCC’s media bureau were all represented.

According to the ex parte letter, which was filed with the FCC October 7, the purpose of the meeting was to discuss the public interest commitments made by Comcast, as well as what role the new company would play in the FCC’s “Future of Media” project. NBC’s news and public affairs programming looks to play a big part of that, if this section of the letter is any indication:

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