The Comcast and NBC deal is an indication that the corporate world is going more into vertical integration. I’m sure there are a lot of implications here, many of which I don’t know about or would understand. However, I have heard little about anti-trust considerations. Certainly, the corporate heads feel there is no anti-trust threat or the deal would not have preceded this far.
When I see corporate vertical integration without appropriate anti-trust monitoring and action I see government regulation replacing the market, and all the undesirable consquencies to boot.