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Viewpoint, Gary Lico: Guess what? Everyone was right

Sorry for the old school rant here, but everything industry pundits said would happen a couple dozen years ago has happened. All those pesky rules that curtailed media cross-ownership, studio ownership, channel ownership and just plain global domination have gone away. These were big issues as recently as the 1980s; the theory was that if […]

Comcast to take full control of NBC Universal

US cable and media giant Comcast is to acquire the 49% of NBC Universal that it does not already own from General Electric for US$16.7 billion. Comcast said it would take full control of NBC Universal at the time of its original acquisition deal, which was completed in 2011, but had seven years in which […]