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Released: September 10, 2012

Federal Communications Commission

DA 12-1468

Before the

Federal Communications Commission

Washington, D.C. 20554

In the Matter of

Project Concord, Inc.,
MB Docket No. 10-56


NBCUniversal Media, LLC,


Adopted: September 10, 2012

Released: September 10, 2012

By the Chief, Media Bureau:
By this Order, we extend for an additional 60 days, on our own motion, the deadline for a
decision by the Media Bureau (“Bureau”) on review of the arbitration award issued in the above-
referenced proceeding under the Benchmark Condition of the Comcast-NBCUniversal Order.1 Under the
Comcast-NBCUniversal Order, the Bureau must act not more than 60 days after a petition for review of
an arbitration award is filed (i.e., by September 14, 2012), but may extend this review period for an
additional 60 days (i.e., by November 13, 2012).2 Given the substantial record compiled in the course of
this arbitration proceeding and the complexity of the issues, we find that extending the review period for
an additional 60 days will enable the Bureau to review more fully the arbitration decision at issue, and
thus serves the public interest.


, pursuant to Sections 4(i) and 4(j) of the
Communications Act of 1934, as amended, 47 U.S.C. §§ 154(i), (j), that the deadline for Bureau action on
PCI’s Partial Appeal and NBCU’s Petition for De Novo Review is


for a period of 60 days
to November 13, 2012.

1 See Applications of Comcast Corporation, General Electric Company and NBC Universal, Inc. for Consent to
Assign Licenses and Transfer Control of Licensees, Memorandum Opinion and Order, 26 FCC Rcd 4238, 4360,
App. A., § IV.A.2.b (2011) (“Comcast/NBCU Order”). Both Project Concord, Inc. (“PCI) and NBCUniversal
Media, LLC (“NBCU”) have sought review of the arbitration award. See Project Concord, Inc., Partial Appeal, MB
Docket No. 10-56 (July 16, 2012); NBCUniversal Media, LLC, Petition for De Novo Review, MB Docket No. 10-56
(July 16, 2012).
2 See Comcast/NBCU Order, 26 FCC Rcd at 4369, App. A, § VII.E.1 (“The Media Bureau shall issue its findings
and conclusions not more than 60 days after receipt of the petition, which period may be extended by the Media
Bureau by one period of an additional 60 days.”).

Federal Communications Commission

DA 12-1468

This action is taken pursuant to authority delegated by Section 0.283 of the
Commission’s rules, 47 C.F.R. § 0.283.
William T. Lake
Chief, Media Bureau

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