Last year, Burke was awarded a compensation package valued at $33.9 million, an increase of 9% compared with the previous year, according to a Comcast proxy report filed Friday with the federal
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The compensation plan for Roberts, who has managed Comcast for more than 15 years, was just under $33 million last year. That represented an increase of about 5% over 2013.
The difference between the two men's compensation packages was largely due to a higher contribution to Burke's deferred compensation plan. In other areas, Roberts received slightly more, including a $9-million cash bonus. Burke's cash bonus was $8.4 million.
The company is lobbying federal regulators to approve Comcast's proposed $45-billion deal to acquire
However, Comcast is facing stiff resistance from consumer activists and rival entertainment companies worried that Comcast would use its clout in the market to squeeze programmers over fees. They argue that the company also would have an incentive to choke competition in the increasingly vibrant realm of online video streaming services.
Comcast expects that the Federal Communications Commission and the
If the deal goes through, Comcast would provide service for more than 1.8 million households in the Los Angeles region.
Comcast compensation plans include salary, stock awards, options, cash bonuses and other perks, including travel on corporate jets.
Neil Smit, the chief executive of Comcast Cable Communications, which is in the business of managing the company's vast network of lines, pay-TV packages and customer service was the third-highest-paid Comcast executive.
His compensation, which was valued at $23.1 million, jumped the most of the top executives at Comcast. Smit's compensation went up more than 30% compared with last year, when he received a package valued at $17.4 million.
The company's outgoing chief financial officer, Michael Angelakis, received $18.9 million in compensation in 2014, slightly less than the year before. Executive vice president David Cohen, who is managing the merger-approval process in Washington, received compensation of $13.5 million -- slightly less than 2013.