A contract's a contract. Vivendi Universal's controversial former CEO Jean-Marie Messier may be down, but he's not out -- of cash, that is. So ruled a New York State court Monday, ordering the French…
A jilted Edgar Bronfman Jr. will not rejoin the Vivendi board as the French conglom works to finalize the sale of Vivendi Universal Entertainment to General Electric.
Despite the excitement surrounding its negotiations with NBC, Vivendi Universal is quietly selling other assets. Viv U and its Gallic subsid Canal Plus Group said Tuesday that they will sell Nordic…
There were happy faces on the Universal lot last week. The orphan studio finally got a new parent -- its fourth in the last decade. The ebullience, however, was far from "universal" around Hollywood.
Barry Diller has grabbed headlines as a media mogul and a guru of Internet and electronic commerce. His latest claim to fame is less glamorous: A fly in the ointment for a succession of CEOs at three…
The fact that Universal will soon be back in the hands of an American proprietor was greeted with weary inevitability by the French Wednesday.
Smiling, relaxed and tie-less, Bob Wright, wended his way through a succession of meet-and-greet sessions at Universal Wednesday, assuring everyone that General Electric would prove to be a…
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…