The acquisition would allow Comcast NBCU
and its Universal Parks and Resorts division to construct a stronger, more direct presence in Japan and grow and evolve the theme park.
LOVEFiLM customers will now have access to the classic NBCU
series they know and love, as well the opportunity to discover our other high-caliber programming.
I am proud of creating the framework [for the pro bono program,] and I'm delighted the NBCU
lawyers have responded so enthusiastically," he says.
merger is not the first time the cable giant has gone after a combination studio/network.
Sources close to the discussions have said GE is negotiating a sale of a majority stake in NBCU
to cable operator Comcast to create a powerhouse spanning TV broadcast, cable networks, movie and theme parks worth about $30 billion.
Under the terms of the transaction, GE will sell its remaining 49% common equity stake in the NBCU
joint venture to Comcast for $16.
In a letter from Jackson Estate Executors John Branca and John McClain to CEOs of Comcast and NBCU
and the Presidents of MSNBC and NBC West Coast Business Operations, the network is criticized for giving Murray a platform to air his views when he declined to testify on his own behalf at trial.
amp;nbsp;As a part of the deal, all 25,000 NBCU
employees were given 25 Comcast shares and a family pass to Universal Theme Park as a special bonus.
Under the joint-venture agreement, which has yet to obtain the required US' regulatory approval as this edition goes to press, Comcast will have a controlling interest at 51% of the equity, while the other 49% will be owned by GE, which owns NBCU
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The group also spearheads several cross-company initiatives including: Women at NBCU
, Green is Universal, Hispanics at NBCU
and Healthy at NBCU
, which enable brands to more deeply engage with key consumer groups and integrate messages around important issues, such as health and the environment.
International Television Production operates a joint television production venture with Working Title Television , owns an equity stake in LARK Productions in Canada (Motive), has a first look deal with Hardy Son & Baker and has established Tellycopter , a research and development resource that sits alongside its production companies.