Oct 26 Comcast Corp posted a higher
quarterly profit on Friday, driven partly by revenue generated
at its NBC Universal unit by the London Olympics as well as by
new Internet customers for its cable business.
The leading U.S. cable TV provider, which controls
broadcaster NBC Universal, posted third-quarter net income of
$2.1 billion, or 78 cents a share, compared with $908 million,
or 33 cents a share, a year earlier.
Excluding revenue from Comcast's sale of spectrum and the
sale of its stake in A&E Networks, the company posted a profit
of 46 cents a share.
Revenue rose 15 percent to $16.54 billion. Analysts were
expecting $16.08 billion, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.