Talks on fees to carry ABC, CBS and Fox signals on Comcast Corp. systems won't be influenced by the cable company's proposed takeover of General Electric Co.'s NBC Universal unit, Comcast said yesterday in a letter to the Federal Communications Commission.

Owners of NBC TV affiliates agreed to support Comcast's bid after the company pledged it won't shift events such as the Olympics and U.S. National Football League games to cable.

The $28 billion transaction, which is being reviewed by the FCC and the Department of Justice, would give Philadelphia-based Comcast, the largest U.S. cable company, control of NBC's network, owned-and-operated TV stations, cable channels and a movie studio.    - Bloomberg News