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Tag Archives: Media

After AOL Warner, the new megalith?

Can conventional media survive yet? The proposed $30-billion transaction is the fruition of a longtime ambition by Comcast’s 50-year-old chief executive, Brian Roberts, to recast his family-controlled Philadelphia company into … Continue reading

December 4, 2009

The epic saga: In which Vivendi gets out of the way

GE has finally got itself a new doorstop with Vivendi agreeing to sell out 20% in NBC Universal for $5.8 billion (MarketWatch story) Now one only needs to wait for … Continue reading

December 1, 2009

Will Buffet’s GE get rid of NBC?

NBC Universal executives declined to deny a report Wednesday night that Comcast, the cable giant, is in talks to buy the television and movie company from General Electric.Comcast also did … Continue reading

October 2, 2009 · 1 Comment

Jay Leno’s Move Hints at Future of Prime-Time TV –

With one sweeping shift this week, the ailing NBC network reordered the playing field of prime-time television. The introduction of a five-night-a-week program starring Mr. Leno, beginning next fall, was … Continue reading

December 16, 2008