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Implications of the Comcast-NBCU Joint Venture
What You Need to Know about the Landmark Deal

March 29, 2011
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TeleBriefing starts at 12:00 pm Pacific / 3:00 pm Eastern

Who Should Dial In

Attorneys, business executives, technical and media professionals involved in content and distribution issues and antitrust law.

Why You Should Dial In

On January 18, 2011, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the U.S. Department of Justice's Antitrust Division cleared Comcast's acquisition of control of NBC Universal and the formation of a resulting joint venture, 51% controlled by Comcast, the nation's largest cable operator and broadband access provider.

The transaction, which closed on January 29, brings together Comcast's programming assets, including its regional sports networks, and the NBC broadcast television network, certain NBC-owned broadcast stations, cable networks, Internet websites, and a leading Hollywood studio. It is expected that the merger, described by the FCC as effectuating "an unprecedented aggregation of video programming content" with control over video programming distribution "offline and, increasingly, online as well," will fundamentally affect the businesses of programming, production and distribution across many platforms, including broadcast television, cable, online, and film.

In this one-hour TeleBriefing, our distinguished panel will discuss the implications of the merger, including its likely impacts on industry, the conditions imposed by the Government, competitive concerns raised by the transaction, and the benefits offered by the parties.

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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

12:00 pm

Implications of the Comcast-NBCU Joint Venture

Introduction & Overview

Martin L. Stern, Esq.
K&L Gates LLP / Washington, DC

Comcast Perspective

Jordan B. Goldstein, Esq., Senior Director, Regulatory Affairs
Comcast Corporation / Washington, DC

Consumer Perspective

Parul P. Desai, Esq.
Consumers Union / Washington, DC

Independent Cable Perspective

Ross Lieberman, Esq.
American Cable Association / Washington, DC

1:00 pm

Q & A (for up to 30 minutes)



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Our Distinguished Panel

Martin L. Stern, partner at K&L Gates LLP, provides strategic and policy advice to telecommunications, information technology and media firms in the United States, Asia and elsewhere in the world. He assists telecom and broadband providers on all aspects of network build-out and operations. Mr. Stern is the former deputy chief of the Competition Division at the FCC and is an authority on competition policy matters involving the nation's telecommunications markets.

Parul P. Desai is communications policy counsel for Consumers Union, the non-profit publisher of Consumer Reports. Working out of the Washington, D.C. office, Ms. Desai manages the organization's advocacy efforts on cable, wireless, telephone, and Internet policy. She is also responsible for working closely with federal policy makers on communications and media policy.

Jordan B. Goldstein is Senior Director, Regulatory Affairs for Comcast Corporation. Prior to joining Comcast, Mr. Goldstein was Vice President, Federal Regulatory for NeuStar, Inc., and served in a range of positions at the FCC. He was Senior Legal Advisor to FCC Commissioner Michael J. Copps, Legal Advisor to Commissioner Susan Ness, legal counsel to the FCC's Common Carrier Bureau Chief, and an attorney in the Policy and Program Planning Division of the FCC's Common Carrier Bureau.

Ross Lieberman serves as Vice President of Government Affairs for the American Cable Association (ACA), representing the interests of small and medium-sized cable operators. Mr. Lieberman is the trade association's senior government advocate on Capitol Hill and at the Federal Communications Commission.