Senate Eyes March 11 For Comcast/NBCU Hearing


The Senate Commerce Committee is working on March 11 as its date for a hearing on the Comcast/NBCU joint venture, according to a number of sources, including on the committee, who spoke on background.

Expected to reprise their long-running roles as star witnesses will be Comcast chairman and CEO Brian Roberts and NBCU president Jeffrey Zucker. No word on which deal critics will be asked to weigh in.

The deal has already been vetted in the House and Senate Judiciary Committees and the House Energy & Commerce Committee's Communications Subcommittee.