It’s possible that you’ll be seeing a change of ownership of your favorite NBC Universal shows like “Heroes,” “Battlestar Galactica,” and the whole SyFy channel because it’s possible that Comcast Corp is going to make a play for the whole shooting match: a major network and movie studio and powerful cable channels like MSNBC, CNBC and Bravo. That would be a huge leap in content for Comcast which currently owns such channels as E! Entertainment Television and G4.
According to The Los Angeles Times, Comcast Corp, the nation’s biggest cable company, is in talks to buy NBC Universal. While there has been speculation over the future of NBC Universal, it is far from certain what will happen next.
This isn’t the first time that Comcast has made such a bid. Five years ago it attempted to buy Disney for $54 billion. The article states that “While NBC Universal is valued at up to $35 billion, Comcast has a market cap of $48 billion and about $4 billion in cash. This would make it a highly leveraged buyout of NBC Universal.”
In a story full of scenarios, The Times makes a very interesting comics-related point. It may turn out that Time Warner, owner of DC Comics, could be in the best position to be the ultimate buyer of NBC Universal.
For the complete story, visit The Los Angeles Times here.