SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549


FORM 8-K

CURRENT REPORT PURSUANT
TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE
SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): April 28, 2004

Comcast Corporation

(Exact Name of Registrant
as Specified in Its Charter)

Pennsylvania
(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)

 000-50093 27-0000798
   (Commission File Number) (IRS Employer Identification No.)
   
1500 Market Street  
Philadelphia, PA 19102-2148
(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)

(215) 665-1700
(Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code)

(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)






Item 5. Other Events and Regulation FD Disclosure.

     On April 28, 2004, Comcast Corporation issued a press release announcing the withdrawal of its proposal to merge with The Walt Disney Company. A copy of the press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.

Item 7(c). Exhibits.

Exhibit
Number
Description
   
99.1 Press release dated April 28, 2004.

 

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SIGNATURES

     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

     Date: April 28, 2004

COMCAST CORPORATION
     
By: /s/ Arthur R. Block
 
  Name: Arthur R. Block
  Title: Senior Vice President, Secretary
and General Counsel

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EXHIBIT INDEX

Exhibit
Number
Description
   
99.1 Press release dated April 28, 2004.

 

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Exhibit 99.1

PRESS RELEASE



Contacts:  
   
D’Arcy Rudnay, Vice President, Corporate Communications (215) 981-8582
Marlene S. Dooner, Vice President, Investor Relations (215) 981-7392

COMCAST WITHDRAWS ITS PROPOSAL
TO MERGE WITH DISNEY

Company moves forward with $1 billion stock repurchase program;
announces strong first quarter results

PHILADELPHIA – April 28, 2004 –Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCSA, CMCSK) announced today that it has withdrawn its proposal to merge with Disney, effective immediately.

Brian L. Roberts, President and Chief Executive Officer of Comcast, said “We have always been disciplined in our approach to acquisitions. Being disciplined means knowing when it is time to walk away. That time is now.”

“It has become clear that there is no interest on the part of Disney's management and Board in putting Comcast and Disney together,” Mr. Roberts continued. “As a result, we have withdrawn our offer.”

“Comcast is in the best shape in its history,” Mr. Roberts said. “As emphasized by our first quarter numbers just released today, we are off to a great start this year and are uniquely positioned to deliver superior growth and value to our shareholders in 2004 and beyond. With over 21% cash flow growth this quarter, we are the fastest growing media and telecommunications company in the nation. In addition, now that we have withdrawn the Disney proposal, we are once again in a position to move forward with our previously announced $1 billion stock repurchase program.”

Key highlights from Comcast's first quarter results include:

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Comcast Corporation (www.comcast.com) is principally involved in the development, management and operation of broadband cable networks and in the provision of programming content. The Company is the largest cable company in the United States, serving more than 21 million cable subscribers. The Company’s content businesses include majority ownership of Comcast Spectacor, Comcast SportsNet, E! Entertainment Television, Style, The Golf Channel, Outdoor Life Network and G4. Comcast Class A common stock and Class A Special common stock trade on The NASDAQ Stock Market under the symbols CMCSA and CMCSK, respectively.

 

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