Media Merger: The New Comcast-NBC Universal - Special Report

  • Comcast corporate headquarters in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

    With quarterly earnings reflecting solid performance in subscribers and ad sales, Comcast will accelerate attention to its latest acquisition, NBC Universal, company CEO Brian Roberts said Wednesday.

  • Franken Questions Comcast-NBCU Merger

    Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) questions Comcast CEO Brian Roberts & his "friend," NBCU CEO Jeff Zucker, about the details of the merger between Comcast and NBC Universal.

  • Jeffrey Zucker on Comcast-NBCU Deal

    NBC Universal CEO Jeffrey Zucker delivers his opening statement before the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, and the Internet, regarding Comcast's acquisition of NBC Universal.

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    House Democrats are challenging executives from Comcast and NBC Universal to show that the cable TV operator's plan to take control of the NBC media empire won't hurt consumers and competitors.

  • Comcast Center

    Comcast may be the nation's largest cable operator, but it's the growth of other parts of its business — it added more Internet and phone subscribers — that drove growth last quarter.

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    For 60 years, TV could be watched only one way: through the television set. Now, though, millions watch shows like “Grey’s Anatomy” on demand and online on network Web sites.

  • General Electric and Comcast announced a $30 billion agreement to shift control of NBC Universal from GE to Comcast, in one of the biggest deals in media history. Craig Moffett, senior telecommunications analyst at Stanford Bernstein, shared his insight.

  • NBC Rainbow Room 30 rokefeller Plaza

    General Electric and Comcast announced a $30 billion agreement to shift control of NBC Universal from GE to the Comcast, in one of the biggest deals in media history.

  • Immelt, Roberts Discuss NBCU Deal

    General Electric and Comcast announced a $30 billion agreement to shift control of NBC Universal from GE to Comcast. GE CEO Jeffrey Immelt and Comcast CEO Brian Roberts discuss the deal.

  • Brian L. Roberts

    Brian Roberts is on track to run a massive, vertically integrated media giant. But unlike some of his fellow media moguls, he doesn't have high-profile family drama (Sumner Redstone), spark controversy in the media by picking fights with Google (Rupert Murdoch), and he's not a fixture on the red carpet (Bob Iger).

  • GE Without NBC

    Insight on GE's future, with CNBC's Mary Thompson.

  • President and Chief Executive Officer of NBC Universal Jeff Zucker speaks at a press conference.

    Mr. Zucker, who was a lightning rod in the television business long before he became chief executive of NBC Universal in 2007, now finds himself at the center of one of the biggest deals in media.

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    Comcast’s impending acquisition of NBC Universal will certainly set off an effort to turn Versus into a viable alternative, if not a full-fledged competitor, to ESPN. Under Comcast’s ownership, Versus has transformed from the Outdoor Life Network to OLN, then, in 2006, into its current incarnation.

  • Here Come The Media Regulators

    The GE-Comcast deal still faces a number of regulatory hurdles, reports CNBC's Hampton Pearson.

  • Still Cash in Cable?

    Insight on Comcast's purchase of NBCU, with Michael Wolff, Vanity Fair columnist and Jon Fine, BusinessWeek.

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    GE's is in the process of selling a majority stake in NBC Universal to Comcast, which will create a new vertically integrated media giant.

  • Vivendi's sale of its 20 percent stake in NBC Universal was the largest obstacle to General Electric's pact with Comcast. Now, media analysts dissect the deal and predict what's ahead for the massive media company.

  • Steve's Case for Mergers

    Discussing the pros and cons of media mergers, with Steve Case, Revolution LLC chairman & CEO.

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