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2011-01-19 05:45:00

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) gave the go-ahead on Tuesday for Comcast's purchase of NBC Universal, voting 4-to-1 in favor of approving the acquisition.  Michael Copps, one of the FCC's three Democrats and an opponent of media consolidation, voted against the deal. The Justice Department's anti-trust division also announced a proposed settlement that would allow the takeover to proceed, subject to some conditions. Comcast's purchase of 51 percent of NBC Universal from...

2010-04-14 12:42:00

DALLAS and FORT WORTH, Texas, April 14 /PRNewswire/ -- NBC 5 / KXAS-TV names meteorologist Grant Johnston to North Texas' top team of weather professionals where he will anchor weather coverage on NBC 5 News each weekend afternoon and evening. Johnston has been freelancing for NBC 5 in recent weeks and has held several on-air meteorological positions. For the past seven years, he was forecasting at NBC affiliate, KFOR-TV, in Oklahoma City, OK. David Finfrock, NBC 5's Chief Meteorologist,...

2009-09-11 12:54:00

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., Sept. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Comcast digital subscribers in the Golden State will be able to wake up to MSNBC's popular news program, "Morning Joe," every weekday from 6 a.m. - 9 a.m. (PT) on the Comcast Hometown Network (http://comcasthometown.com/ Channel 104), Comcast's regional cable network covering Northern and Central California, beginning September 18, 2009. Currently, "Morning Joe," co-hosted by Joe Scarborough, Mika Brzezinski and Willie Geist, airs throughout...

2008-07-09 00:00:17

By Seth Sutel NEW YORK - NBC Universal and two partners said Sunday they have reached a deal to buy The Weather Channel from Landmark Communications Inc., ending a drawn-out process that had attracted interest from several major media companies. Financial terms weren't disclosed, but a person familiar with the matter who insisted on anonymity said the purchase price was $3.5 billion in cash. NBC was joined in the deal by the private equity firms The Blackstone Group LP and Bain Capital...

2008-07-08 06:00:21

By Michael J. de la Merced An investor group led by NBC Universal and two private equity firms have clinched a deal for the Weather Channel after three weeks of negotiations. Though the parties on Sunday did not disclose the price, the buyers - NBC and the private equity firms Bain Capital and the Blackstone Group - will pay just under $3.5 billion, people briefed on the matter said. That is less than the $5 billion that the Weather Channel's parent, Landmark Communications, sought when...

2008-07-07 18:00:00

By Zap2It, Chicago Jul. 7--NBC Universal and two partners said Sunday that they had reached a deal to buy the Weather Channel from Landmark Communications Inc., ending a drawn-out process that had attracted interest from several major media companies. The purchase price was about $3.5 billion, according to a person who asked not to be identified because the terms weren't made public. The channel will be operated as a separate entity based in Atlanta, and management will be provided by...


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