Wednesday, February 11, 2004

Media Integration/Consolidation Cable giant Comcast is in the process of trying to purchase Disney (which brings along with it ABC, Lifetime, ESPN, Touchstone, Miramax, etc.). It's not clear whether or not Disney will accept the offer (though my guess is that ultimately they will). So, the mega-media companies continue getting fewer and bigger. Nothing surprising here, of course, but its predictability makes it no less worrisome.

Meanwhile regulatory fervor is all getting aimed at this indecency/obscenity issue. I find the ever-narrowing mediascape and ever-expanding vertical and horizontal integration far more indecent than Janet Jackson's breast, personally. Comcast Makes $66-Billion Bid for Disney


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