NBC Hopes To Recover For Olympics

By DAVID BAUDER AP Television Writer NEW YORK — NBC’s Conan O’Brien-Jay Leno fiasco has been a monumental disaster for the network, both for its public image and bottom line, as it prepares to pay an embittered O’Brien and his staff an estimated $45 million to abandon ‘The Tonight Show.’ Next up: the Winter Olympics. […]

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Comcast Buys Controlling Stake in NBC

BY: Deborah Yao PHILADELPHIA – Comcast Corp. announced today it plans to buy a majority stake in NBC Universal for $13.75 billion, giving the nation’s largest cable TV operator control of the Peacock network, an array of cable channels and a major movie studio. Although the deal could mean that movies could reach cable more […]

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NBC Preparing for Comcast Takeover

BY: David Bauder NEW YORK – Eight decades after pioneering the concept of broadcasting, NBC is on the verge of a startling move that illustrates broadcast television’s decline. Cable TV operator Comcast Corp. is expected to buy a controlling stake in NBC Universal, perhaps as early as next week, bringing the network of Johnny Carson, […]

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