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NBCUniversal Buys Big Chunks of Vox Media and BuzzFeed | Re/code
[ independent outlets vanish from media landscape as the big ones invest or buy outright strategic (in their view) assets as they ponder the way forward into a future where they seem irrelevant (attributed at al by Facebook, Google, Twitter, dying newspaper, Appstore - the (smart)mobile phone, ... ] // Vox Media CEO Jim Bankoff — again, my boss — says that in addition to the NBCUniversal investment, the two companies now have a commercial partnership. That means, among other things, that they will collaborate on digital advertising, will work together on video advertising and video programming, and that you will likely see Vox Media employees more frequently on NBCU-owned networks like CNBC. (Re/code already had and continues to have a news partnership with CNBC). [...] Buzzfeed [apparently has] a revenue goal of $250 million in 2015. [...] NBCU more or less ignored digital for quiet some time. Still TV dwarfs digital publishing in real-terms $ ads spend, but TV is declining steadily.
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august 2015 by asterisk2a
Schumpeter: The emperor's clothes | The Economist
But the obstacles in the way of the heroic media mogul are especially big. Advertising is swiftly migrating online, and moving away from media companies as it does so. The internet retains the power to disintermediate (that is, bypass media firms by bringing products straight to consumers) and de-aggregate (turning albums into tracks and newspapers into articles). Few have worked out a way of making money from putting content online. Nor is it clear that a willingness to spend on media-playing devices is a wholly good sign. Consumers bought lots of iPods in the past few years. But they did not spend much money on music.

And there is always the threat that media moguls will go on another buying spree. The industry has a history of splashy mergers and acquisitions, particularly involving technology outfits, which end up destroying value. So let the content cocks crow. But if they start talking about synergies, run for the hills.
conglomerate  tuki  newscorp  newspapers  media  newspaper  M&A  nbcuniversal  comcast  internet  economics  trends  trend  content 
march 2010 by asterisk2a
G.E. Makes It Official - It Will Sell NBC to Comcast - NYTimes.com
Jeff Zucker, the current head of NBC Universal, will stay on as chief executive and report to the chief operating officer of Comcast, Steve Burke. In a statement released by the companies Thursday morning, Mr. Zucker called the deal the “start of a new era” for NBC.
nbcuniversal  nbc  ge  comcast  television  distribution 
december 2009 by asterisk2a
Web-TV Divide Is Back in Focus With NBC Sale - NYTimes.com
- they had to come up with fresh money!
selling their baby was hard.
nbcuniversal  GE  recession  nbc  comcast  media  conglomerate 
december 2009 by asterisk2a
Web-TV Divide Is Back in Focus With NBC Sale - NYTimes.com
“If you disrupt the consumer experience, you’re in trouble,”

The scramble by TV companies to preserve its ad model while giving consumers choice — what Comcast’s chief executive called in interviews Thursday “anytime, anywhere media” — mirrors the efforts of newspapers, magazines and radio companies to wring more money from digital media. But all are facing some entrenched habits.
hulu  tv  internet  IPTV  streaming  online  youtube  nbcuniversal  nbc  comcast 
december 2009 by asterisk2a
Milliardenübernahme: Kabelriese Comcast schluckt NBC Universal - SPIEGEL ONLINE - Nachrichten - Wirtschaft
General Electrics benötigt Liquidität, nachdem seine Finanztochter GE Capital während der Finanzkrise erheblich in Mitleidenschaft gezogen wurde. Für GE ist die Verringerung des eigenen Anteils schmerzhaft: Der Industrieriese hatte das Film- und Fernsehreich NBCU über ein Vierteljahrhundert mühsam aufgebaut - und muss jetzt sein Scheitern eingestehen.

Verbraucherschützer kritisierten, dass die Zusammenführung von Produktion und Vertriebsnetz der Unterhaltungsbranche in einer Hand negative Folgen haben könnte. Comcast antwortete darauf, dass der Verbraucher von einer solchen Verbindung profitieren sollte. So könnten etwa Filme von Universal nach ihrem Kinostart schneller im Kabelfernsehen zu sehen sein.
nbcuniversal  comcast  conglomerate  media 
december 2009 by asterisk2a
Comcast-NBC deal faces regulatory hurdles | Markets | Markets News | Reuters
* U.S. regulatory review expected to take a year

* Lawmakers vow hearings to examine fair content treatment

* Public groups warn higher cable bills, less competition
nbcuniversal  media  conglomerate  comcast  regulation  nbc 
december 2009 by asterisk2a
Comcast to Buy NBC Universal
An official announcement from the companies is expected on Thursday morning. Nonetheless, Bloomberg speculates that the deal “will draw scrutiny from Obama administration regulators who have said consolidation of US media companies may thwart competition.”
nbcuniversal  comcast  vivendi  conglomerate  media  competition 
december 2009 by asterisk2a

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