It was always kind of a matter of when, not if... But ahead of Comcast’s earnings on Wed, the company announced its official plans to buy the remaining 49% of NBCU from GE for approx $16.7bln, planning to close in 1Q. Calling the announcement an “exciting day” for the top MSO, chmn/CEO Brian Roberts said GE had been a “wonderful partner” over the last 2 years but that taking full control of NBCU made the most financial sense. More on the deal and Comcast’s earnings here.
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