It's called NBC Universal, for the time being, at least. It's a new media company about the size of News Corp., valued at some $42 billion. And it's going to be run by NBC topper Bob Wright.
The marriage of NBC and Vivendi Universal's entertainment properties will give execs at the newly created conglom a chance to prove that bigger is better when it comes to the small screen.
Vivendi Universal confirmed it has reached a preliminary agreement to cede its majority stake in Gallic film group UGC to its founders, the Verrechia family.
Peacock chairman and chief exec Bob Wright has always defied easy characterization. On the surface, Hollywood's newest mogul is a straitlaced, East Coast-based GE company man who rose through the…
Denouement may be nearing for Vivendi Universal Entertainment as parent company Viv U prepares to announce its engagement to NBC .
As the Vivendi Universal Entertainment auction-from-hell plays out its agonizingly drawn-out final act, spare a moment for the list of jilted lovers.
"The NBC deal is not VU selling entertainment, it's VU buying an interest in NBC," Edgar Bronfman Jr. told the Financial Times. "They're turning over the keys to the car, hoping someone else will…
The so-called auction of Vivendi Universal is turning into a slumber party. The French board members emerged from their much-anticipated four-hour Paris meeting Tuesday with "news" that it will…
As if Vivendi Universal didn't have enough on its hands, the Internal Revenue Service is still trying to hit the Gallic conglom up for some $2.7 billion in taxes including interest on DuPont shares…
Jean Rene Fourtou's Monday "deadline" for final offers for Vivendi Universal Entertainment came and went with hardly a peep from buyers or seller, yet again raising as many questions as answers about…
Comcast's Brian Roberts gave a polite "non, merci" to Vivendi Universal chief Jean Rene Fourtou Thursday, as the cable titan declined to make an offer in the Gallic firm's fast-dissolving "bidding…