Comcast snapped up the 49% of NBCUniversal still owned by General Electric for $16.7 billion and ahead of schedule as the Peacock network swung to a ratings rebound and tidy profit last quarter.
Short docu publisher Cinelan and project partner GE have unveiled an expansion of their Focus Forward project, with the simultaneous multi-platform release of 10 films.
Emperor Motion Pictures has inked a five-year, three-pic deal with top mainland Chinese thesp Ge You, and the Hong Kong shingle is expected to invest no less than $78 million into the three projects.
No matter what happens to the Peacock in the Comcast era, General Electric is sure to be a paying customer on NBC Universal's air for years to come.
CNBC Asia Pacific and GE Equity are taking a joint financial stake in TV Tokyo. Move reps the first time an American network has invested in a major Japanese broadcaster.
NBC parent General Electric reported a 7% increase in earnings for 1992 to $ 4.725 billion ($ 5.51 per share) from $ 4.435 billion ($ 5.10 per share) in 1991.
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300: Rise of an Empire
300: Rise of an Empire1Daily:$3.1M Cumulative:$56.2M Warner Brothers -26.61%
Mr. Peabody & Sherman
Mr. Peabody & Sherman2Daily:$2.4M Cumulative:$39.6M Fox / DreamWorks Animation -15.75%
Non-Stop3Daily:$1.3M Cumulative:$56.9M Universal Pictures -21.36%