Analysts are expecting Comcast's
Late fourth-quarter play
A big move that Comcast pulled off near the end of the quarter was its deal with Verizon
That deal, though, has become somewhat controversial, with Sprint Nextel
With its acquisition of NBC Universal finally approved a year ago, Comcast has expanded well beyond its core cable business into the content-creation area, an area with notoriously variable financial outcomes. The NBCU deal gave the cable company theme parks and a film studio as well.
The company has also been stealing fixed-line phone customers away from Verizon and AT&T
A key element
Of major interest in Comcast's upcoming earnings statement, and especially in the conference call, will be how the Verizon deal is addressed. If that deal does end up getting final approval, it could be a real game-changer in what is becoming a topsy-turvy cable/satellite/wireless world.
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