Comcast/NBCU Hearings Will Be Streamed


Comcast/NBCU field hearings/forums will get online coverage this week and next.

Spokespeople for both the FCC and the subcommittee said Wednesday they will stream their respective events--a House Communications Subcommittee hearing on July 8 and an FCC forum on the deal July 13, both in Chicago. In addition, C-SPAN will cover the FCC forum, though it will not be live due to conflicts with other coverage--Congress returns from its July 4 recess with only weeks before its August recess.

The House Judiciary Committee's June 7 field hearing in L.A. on the proposed deal was not streamed over the Internet, which did not sit well with some critics of the deal looking for wider access to the hearing and its focus on diversity issues.

The same issues are expected to be front and center in Chicago.