Comcast Denies Ties To RightNetwork
Comcast, which is seeking government approval of its purchase of NBC Universal, shot down the claims swiftly on Monday. “The blog reports that Comcast is an investor in, or partner of the RightNetwork are inaccurate,” a Comcast spokeswoman, Jennifer Khoury, said. “We have no partnership with this venture and have no plans to launch or distribute the network.”
The spokeswoman said Comcast had met with the RightNetwork’s representatives, “as we have done with hundreds of other content providers.”
Shoq is updating the story regularly, and notes that it’s not Comcast directly that’s involved.
It has been pointed out to me by @KeithOblermann, that the involvement with RightNetwork is by Comcast-Spectacor’s CEO, and not Comcast itself.
That person is Edward Snyder.
The impression that Comcast is a partner in the venture was supported by the fact that Edward M. Snider, the chairman of Comcast-Spectacor, the company’s sports and venues division, was quoted in the document as saying that “we’re creating a welcome place for millions and millions of Americans who’ve been looking for an entertainment network and media channel that reflects their point-of-view.”
Mr. Snider is apparently a personal investor in RightNetwork, separate from Comcast.Click here for reuse options!
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