Wednesday, September 18, 2019

COMCAST TAKES OVER 30 ROCK; WHO’LL TAKE OVER THE NAME?

March 22, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

The building located at 30 Rockefeller Center in New York City was once called the RCA Building. In 1988, with General Electric’s reacquisition of RCA, it was renamed the GE building. It now looks like it will be renamed again. Today’s (Friday) New York Post reported that Comcast will pay GE $1.3 billion for its […]

NBC REVIVING RADIO OPERATIONS

March 2, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

NBC, it would appear, is getting back into the radio business. On Thursday, it announced that it is expanding its relationship with Dial Global, which acquired the NBC Radio News banner from Westwood One when it merged with the Culver City, CA syndicator last year. Westwood One purchased the NBC Radio brand from GE in […]

MEDIA CAUGHT IN MARKET WHIRLWIND

August 5, 2011 by · 2 Comments 

Like a TV reporter hanging on to a light pole during a hurricane, the media drew attention to itself Thursday as the Dow plunged 512 points. For some media companies, the nosedive was far greater than the overall setback. CBS Corp., which is the least diversified of all the major media companies and primarily depends […]

NBC’S GREENBLATT: LET’S BRING BACK “MUST SEE TV”

August 2, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt said Monday that he hopes to make the network a “Must See” phenomenon again. Referring to the network’s onetime slogan for its Thursday night lineup of comedies plus the drama ER (“Must See TV”), Greenberg said that he wanted to present programs that would have the feel of events — […]

COMCAST: MORE TO LOSE THAN GE FROM OLYMPICS DEAL

June 13, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Comcast, which now controls NBC, may have a lot more to lose from its over-the-top bid for the 2014 winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, and the 2016 summer games in Rio de Janeiro, than GE did when it owned the network, according to several analysts. The reason, they observed, is that GE was able to […]

REPORT: EBERSOL AND COMCAST CLASH OVER OLYMPICS

April 19, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

NBC Sports and Olympics chief Dick Ebersol is locking horns with Comcast, NBC’s new owners, over the network’s bid for the 2014 and 2016 Olympics, the New York Post reported today (Tuesday). The newspaper quoted one source as saying, “This is a big test of what Dick’s role is.” Under previous owner GE, Ebersol had […]

STEVE BURKE TO TAKE OVER AS HEAD OF NBC-UNIVERSAL

September 26, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Comcast and GE made it official today (Sunday): Once their merger is completed, Comcast COO Steve Burke will take over as CEO of NBC Universal. It had been widely assumed that Burke, who is generally regarded as the prime architect of the merger, would be named to the top post of the media conglomerate. The […]