Comcast thirs-quarter profit, revenue fall without Olympics boost


Comcast Corp posted lower quarterly profit and revenue in the third quarter on Wednesday, without the boost from the London Summer Olympics a year ago.

The top U.S. cable provider, which also owns NBC Universal, posted third-quarter net income of $1.73 billion, or 65 cents a share, compared with $2.11 billion, or 78 cents per share, a year ago.

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Revenue fell 2.4 percent to $16.15 billion, below analysts' estimates of $16.26 billion, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.

(Reporting by Liana B. Baker; Editing by Jeffrey Benkoe)