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Roberts, Zucker Head Senate Subcommittee Witness List

The witness list has been released for the Thursday afternoon Senate Judiciary Antitrust Subcommittee hearing on the Comcast/NBCU deal, and it looks pretty much like an encore.

The witnesses are essentially the same as at a morning hearing on the deal in the House Communications and Internet Subcommittee.

Headlining will be Comcast chairman and CEO Brian Roberts and NBCU president and CEO Jeff Zucker.

Also repeating their morning appearances will be Colleen Abdoulah, President and CEO of WOW! Internet, Cable & Phone, and Mark Cooper, research director at Consumer Federation of America in Washington.

Missing from the Senate hearing will be NBC Affiliate Board Chairman Michael Fiorile, and Progress & Freedom Foundation President Adam Thierer, who will testify in the House.

The Senate will also hear from Media Access Project President Andrew J. Schwartzman.

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.