Comcast Near $35B Deal for NBC Universal

Cable giant has been in talks with owner of network for weeks
By Will McCahill,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 30, 2009 9:01 PM CDT
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(Newser) – Comcast is near a $35 billion deal to acquire NBC Universal, which encompasses the network, a movie studio, cable channels and more, sources tell the Wrap. Bankers from the cable giant and General Electric, NBCU’s parent company, met Tuesday after Comcast decided to think bigger than a pursuit of the 20% share being unloaded by shareholder Vivendi.