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NBCU channels next nail to be hammered in Comcast/Sky merger – redundancies to follow

With Disney’s acquisition of 21st Century Fox only just closed, Comcast is already well down the road plotting convergence of its operations with Sky, with greater clarity over where rationalization and therefore redundancies will occur. Naturally both parties are accentuating the positive and it is true that each has strengths in areas where the other is weaker, for example in addressable advertising and OTT platforms in Sky’s case, or voice control for Comcast. That is determining which party takes control of a given area. The latest details outlined in two emails distributed to staff by Sky CEO Jeremy Darroch and Kevin MacLellan, NBC Universal (NBCU) chairman of global distribution and international, concern merger of channel operations and content distribution. This…

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