Committee Chairman John Conyers (D-Mich.) said his committee will need to scrutinize
the Comcast/NBCU deal as well.
Energy & Commerce Communications Subcommittee has already said it would
hold hearings on the meld.
In a statement
late Thursday, Conyers said the committee will conduct hearings
merger between the country's oldest broadcast network and its largest cable
operator would create a global entertainment company combining content creation
and distribution at an unprecedented scale," said Conyers. "A merger
of this magnitude involves a complex regulatory process and heavy public
and government scrutiny is one thing foes and fans of the deal can agree on.
That scrutiny is expected to take close to a year before a decision on the deal