Here are just some of the good-looking fi gures Comcast cited to the FCC to demonstrate
the promises it had delivered on since last January’s NBCUniversal deal:
300 milllion: Additional investment in
200 million: Amount of the above $300
million earmarked for NBC primetime
17 million: Dollars worth of PSAs it has
14 million: Subcribers it added to
seven Hispanic networks.
7 million: Additional advertising spending
with minority media.
600,000: Additional homes
that can get African American-targeted
160,000: Low-income Americans connected
to broadband via Internet
2,044: Miles worth of broadband plant it
2,000: Approximate number of new
hours of local news programming added.
1,000: Kid-friendly VOD choices added
(LEGO TV, for example).
211: Additional free broadband service
accounts to schools and libraries.
159: Pages in the compliance report,
120: New hires across NBC’s 10 O&O
50: Percentage increase in the size of
on-screen ratings icons.
4: New minority-owned networks selected.
1: Additional hours per week of FCCcompliant
0: New news neighborhoods Comcast
says it has created.