Comcast/TWC Hearing Moves to April 9

The Senate Judiciary Committee has rescheduled its hearing on the proposed Comcast/NBCU merger from April 2 to April 9 at 10 a.m., according to the committee web site.

That was good news for the American Cable Association and journalists covering the media beat since ACA's annual summit was scheduled for the same day and featured such notables as FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, House Communications Subcommittee ranking member Anna Eshoo (D-Calif.) and Aereo founder Chet Kanojia.

Comcast is expected to file its public interest statement on the deal with the FCC by the end of the month. DOJ is already kicking the tires for antitrust issues.

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.