Reports: DOJ to review Comcast-NBCU; hearings to begin in weeks

The Department of Justice will review the Comcast-NBCU merger and hearings could begin on Capitol Hill within weeks, according to two reports.
Written by Sam Diaz, Inactive

The $30 billion deal between Comcast and NBC Universal will obviously face regulatory scrutiny before it can be finalized. Today, the Wall Street Journal reports that the Justice Department will take the lead on the governmental review.

Separately, the Washington Post this week cited sources who said that Senate lawmakers will hold a hearing either late this month or early next month to review the merger. Chairman Brian Roberts and NBC Universal President Jeff Zucker are expected to appear at the hearing, the source said.

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