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Comcast and the NHL

Highlites from Media Week (paid sub.),
Whatever Roberts (Comcast CEO) has up his sleeve, he was purposely vague during the conference call. Speaking of OLN, Roberts said Comcast was “very proud and exited with what happened with the Tour de France…and so it’s raised the question where other events of marquee nature could find a new home.” That’s as close to an affirmation as Roberts would get. “Some of the speculation has frothed over too much,” he said, adding that Comcast is “not in any way trying to take on some other network directly…that’s not the plan.” Roberts emphasized that any potential deal, be it with a sports league or a movie studio, would involve placing content across all of the MSO’s distribution platforms, including “on-demand and broadband.” “The question is, can we be opportunistic and find a win-win model that will enhance distribution and enhance the network’s attractiveness ... and make the service more valuable,” Roberts said. “I’m excited that people are calling us up to create opportunities.”
update 1:30pm, Bettman was just on Leafs Lunch and said talks are in the sensitive stages now with a national cable firm in the U.S. He is very confident a deal will be made.

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