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Comments on news posted 2012-12-11 09:55:59: (attachment)Comcast has unveiled their new logo, which heavily incorporates the familiar NBC peacock. The logo popped up on the company's website yesterday, and will soon be appearing on company business cards, trucks, and buildings. ..

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pnh102
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Weird

This looks like something you'd see in a scifi alternate universe.
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8744675

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Re: Weird

15444104
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Re: Weird

Now that logo is very representative of the combination of two bottom feeding companies!!!
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said by 8744675:

hahaha love it!

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whaaa

That's because the wierd appelation "XFINITY" sucks arse!
Or is it because people genuinely abhor comcrap in it's current state?
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Xfinity

I still don't get why the name exists, other than to try and hide the fact that the Comcast name in many communities is about as popular as Al-Qaida.

insult

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Re: Xfinity

said by Os:

I still don't get why the name exists, other than to try and hide the fact that the Comcast name in many communities is about as popular as Al-Qaida.

That sir is an insult to Al-Qaida!
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TBBroadband

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Re: Xfinity

it's just a brand name like Optimum from CableVision. Still is CV.

Twaddle

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Where's the penalty?

Comcast spends 13.8 Billion and pays 800K "fine" for flat out lying to the Feds, no one gets punished and everyone makes money right? If it were Joe Blow, lying to the Feds gets jail time AND a fine.
Just more proof that only in Amerika can you buy innocence and justice, Amerika where the Government is for sale to the highest bidder. The stench from Washington DC sickens the common man
Synbios

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Re: Where's the penalty?

This is government AND corporate corruption at the highest level. In the current system, sometimes there is not much difference between the regulators and regulated.
15444104
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Re: Where's the penalty?

said by Synbios:

This is government AND corporate corruption at the highest level. In the current system, sometimes there is not much difference between the regulators and regulated.

This is called TYRANNY!

What did the Founding Fathers prescribe to address such a problem?

THE SECOND AMENDMENT.

Read the unabridged version of it.

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said by Twaddle :

Comcast spends 13.8 Billion and pays 800K "fine" for flat out lying to the Feds, no one gets punished and everyone makes money right? If it were Joe Blow, lying to the Feds gets jail time AND a fine.
Just more proof that only in Amerika can you buy innocence and justice, Amerika where the Government is for sale to the highest bidder. The stench from Washington DC sickens the common man

Leona Helmsley was right but she didn't broaden her scope. Yes, only the little people pay taxes but the little people also go to jail and get the bulk of government punishment. Had she kept her mouth quiet, they would not have singled her out to make an example off. Other than her, and Martha Stewart, there aren't too many big wigs that get carted off to jail.
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And why should they? They allow RayCom to do it as well and never fined them.

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said by Twaddle :

Comcast spends 13.8 Billion and pays 800K "fine" ...

I am not certain I accounted for the magnitudes properly, but isn't that like an $8 fine on a $138 million violation? Not even a slap on the wrist!
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skeechan
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It's Comcastic!

We walk into the FCC with bribes, we go to jail, Comcast does it and no problemo.
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haha

That must of taken hours to come up with.

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Pure....


MalibuMaxx
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Re: Pure....

Is that Stephen William Hawking

Morac
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Shape of things to come
Since Comcast bought NBC shouldn't the NBC logo be under Comcast's?

There are overseas companies which could have come up with a better logo for a fraction of the price. Then again there are tens of thousand of grade school children which also could have done a better job and probably would have settled for a year of internet access as payment.

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Re: Kreative

So long as it's 105 meg...

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I still wish Comcast had succeeded in buying Disney way back when. Then we'd have this:

»/r0/down···atar.bmp



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MalibuMaxx
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Re: Kreative

said by Morac:

I still wish Comcast hand succeeded in buying Disney way back when. Then we'd have this:

»/r0/down···atar.bmp



NBC owns Disney so we'll get that log in a week tops...

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Re: Kreative

said by MalibuMaxx:

NBC owns Disney so we'll get that log in a week tops...

NBC doesn't own Disney. NBC owns Universal (or more correctly NBC is a part of Universal which is majority owned by Comcast).

Disney owns ABC (and ESPN).
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NotTheMama
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said by MalibuMaxx:

NBC owns Disney ...

Must be in that alternate universe mentioned above.
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said by MalibuMaxx:

NBC owns Disney so we'll get that log in a week tops...

Nope, ABC owns Disney.

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said by moonpuppy:

Nope, ABC owns Disney.

Other way around actually.

joetaxpayer
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Re: Kreative

said by Morac:

said by moonpuppy:

Nope, ABC owns Disney.

Other way around actually.

I thought Darth Vader owned ABC, now I'm really confused.

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I wonder if they'll buy out the local TV stations

My favorite TV station for local newscasts is 22 News WWLP-TV, which is the local NBC affiliate. It is currently owned by LIN corp.

I wonder if the terms of their NBC affiliation prohibit them from getting into carriage disputes with Comcast. WWLP-TV is currently fighting with Charter.

Or maybe Comcast never gets into carriage disputes, gives into the TV station/programming provider demands, and just turns around and raises rates on it's ratepayers.

I have my DVRs set to record the 22 News at Noon, 5 and 6 pm newscasts.

I like the old logo better. Everybody seems to be changing their logos and packaging lately. Wendy's, Sears, TD Banknorth, and a few others have changed their logos. Gap had to go back to their old logo after customer backlash. Even sodas have changed their packaging with Mountain Dew being changed to Mtn. Dew. My favorite is Diet Mountain Dew which is packaged as Diet Mtn. Dew.

I wish they would bring back the old Pepsi logos of the early '90s. And I remember the days when a can of soda out of the machine was 55 cents. Now they sell it by the bottle at $1.50 per container and they have even put debit card readers on the soda/candy machines.

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Re: I wonder if they'll buy out the local TV stations

said by IowaCowboy:

My favorite TV station for local newscasts is 22 News WWLP-TV, which is the local NBC affiliate. It is currently owned by LIN corp.

I remember back when I was a student at WNEC (WNEU now) in the 80's and that station was still under the control of William L. Putnam. He used to have interesting editorials. A college friend lived near their tower and used to joke he could hit 22 with a .22.
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said by IowaCowboy:

I wonder if the terms of their NBC affiliation prohibit them from getting into carriage disputes with Comcast. WWLP-TV is currently fighting with Charter.

Highly doubtful as affiliate agreements are usually for 10 years, and this one in all probability predates the Comcast take-over.

said by IowaCowboy:

Or maybe Comcast never gets into carriage disputes, gives into the TV station/programming provider demands, and just turns around and raises rates on it's ratepayers.

Possibly. If Comcast owned the local affiliate, they'd get paid on retransmission rights and paid as a cable service provider. The reality is however, that free over the air TV is NOT in Comcast's best interest. Comcast would much rather have you paying an exorbitant amount of money per month for the most cheaply produced programming targeted at the lowest common denominator.
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Re: I wonder if they'll buy out the local TV stations

if they owned the station, The station could "charge" comcast a huge retrans fee and then Comcast writes it off as a business expense come tax time. However in reality the money never left the company.
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Pretty Dumb

#nbcfail
#comcastfail
#nbccomcastfail

lol ewww

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how much

how much did they pay the person to make the logo i bet a few mill

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and now all the contract installers will have to pay $25 a s

and now all the contract installers will have to pay $25 a shit for ones with the new logo.
TBBroadband

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Re: and now all the contract installers will have to pay $25 a s

did you miss the part this is only for NBC?

DaveDude
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Award for most un-original

NBC has the worst logo already, they needed something totally new.
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Re: Award for most un-original

said by DaveDude:

NBC has the worst logo already, they needed something totally new.

The NBC peacock logo was to show off their new "color" television programming when color TVs were new (1956) and then it became, "Proud as a Peacock."

»en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Proud_as_a_Peacock

»en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NBC_logos

It has become part of the identity like Comcast will never be known as anything else even if they tried the Xfinity name change.
Petermjjh

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Wait... Is this a joke?

Wow that is a terrible logo. I am in disbelief that they would do something so hideous.

I guess this means that they truly want to be the same brand.

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This on was already taken...

»www.robmadeo.com/wp-content/uplo···own1.jpg
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NBC = Government propaganda

They should have just put a picture of Obama or used the Democrat party logo instead of the peacock.

chong67

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Why did the regulators allow them to merge?

This is bad for America.

They should not merge!
TBBroadband

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Re: Why did the regulators allow them to merge?

Because there is no law stopping them. The same as RayCom took over a lot of Liberty and LIN stations. But that created anti-trust that looked the other way.
ConstantineM

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San Jose, CA

That's their official logo?

Are you kidding me? It's their official logo? This looks like one of those made-up pictures that you or other web-sites would have for various AT&T / T-Mobile -> AT&T-mobile style pictures!

It looks totally out of line, out of the blue and weird as an official logo, that's for sure. Probably would top the list of the worst make-overs ever.

Karl, did your graphic designer quit and went straight to Comcast? :-)

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Re: That's their official logo?

said by ConstantineM:

Are you kidding me? It's their official logo? This looks like one of those made-up pictures that you or other web-sites would have for various AT&T / T-Mobile -> AT&T-mobile style pictures!

It looks totally out of line, out of the blue and weird as an official logo, that's for sure. Probably would top the list of the worst make-overs ever.

Karl, did your graphic designer quit and went straight to Comcast? :-)

I see it's actually real. The logo is on the Comcast home page.
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Re: That's their official logo?

said by aaronwt:

I see it's actually real. The logo is on the Comcast home page.

And that's the fact that has surprised me most! :-)

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Bet it took a lot of long meetings and hard work...

to come up with such an innovative and radical logo.
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A terrible logo....

Nuff said....