Tuesday, June 8, 2010

NHMC Testifies on Proposed Comcast and NBCU Merger at the Judiciary Committee Hearing

National Hispanic Media Coalition
Press Release
June 7, 2010
For Immediate Release
Contact: Inez Gonzalez
213-718-0740
igonzalez@nhmc.org


NHMC Testifies on Proposed Comcast and NBCU Merger at the Judiciary Committee Hearing
Los Angeles, CA - This morning NHMC President and CEO, Alex Nogales, testified on the proposed merger of Comcast and NBC Universal at a hearing before the U.S. House of Representatives, Judiciary Committee. Nogales indicated that NHMC will oppose the merger unless "strong, verifiable and enforceable conditions are imposed and agreed to by Comcast," including conditions aimed at increasing diversity in employment, governance, procurement, programming, media ownership and philanthropy.
Nogales insisted that this deal requires very careful examination, providing the Committee with the following statistics:
In 2008, Comcast earned over $34.3 billion in revenue. NBC earned $16.9 billion. Comcast reaches one in four cable subscribers and its service territory covers 52% of all ethnic cable households. NBC owns 25 local television stations and the national broadcast network reaches 99% of U.S. homes with television sets. Reports have indicated that Comcast enjoys an 80% profit margin.

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The National Hispanic Media Coalition is a non-profit, media advocacy organization established in 1986 in Los Angeles, California. Our mission is to improve the image of American Latinos as portrayed by the media, increase the number of American Latinos employed in all facets of the media industry, and advocate for media and telecommunications policies that benefit the Latino community.

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