In 2018, the U.S. state of Michigan listed Comcast on its state list of Companies Doing Business with the Iran rendering Comcast ineligible for investment and/or state contracting.
In its January 2017 SEC report Comcast notes: “We are not aware of any activity, transaction or dealing during the year ended December 31, 2017 that requires disclosure under the Act, except with respect to a January 2016 licensing agreement by a non-U.S. subsidiary of DreamWorks Animation prior to our August 2016 DreamWorks Animation acquisition. The agreement licensed a prior season of a children’s animated television series for a three-year, non-cancelable term and for a one-time fee of $5,200 to a broadcasting company that is owned and controlled by the Government of Iran. The broadcasting company paid the license fee in the first quarter of 2016. We believe that DreamWorks Animation conducted its licensing activity in compliance with applicable laws and that the license is for the permissible exportation of informational materials pursuant to certain statutory and regulatory exemptions from U.S. sanctions.”