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Comcast to compulsorily acquire all shares not already held. (September 2018)

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LH
lhx1985
Though in the states the peacock did not resonate as a purveyor of cable television until Comcast decided to use it for that part of the business.

Your argument would potentially dissuade them from the Euronews rebadge, but we know NBC universal are keen on that, despite not actually owning that much of it.
RD
rdd Founding member
Though in the states the peacock did not resonate as a purveyor of cable television until Comcast decided to use it for that part of the business


They don’t. It’s “Xfinity” now, or at least the consumer cable TV business is.

Including the peacock in the corporate logo though was presumably in lieu of actually renaming the business “NBC Universal Comcast” or something similarly messy. It reminds investors that they are not just about the carriage business that Comcast would have been known for it the US, but also the large content business. (Also includes Universal Studios).
WM
W M
Shame Fox did not win. Another left wing skewing media organisation in the UK, just what we need.
TI
TIGHazard
W M posted:
Shame Fox did not win. Another left wing skewing media organisation in the UK, just what we need.


Not the place for that kind of discussion, though considering both Comcast and Fox hire political commentators from both sides of political debate and donate money to both political parties, I doubt the management of both companies cares who is actually in power. It's branding for ratings reasons and they get what they want from either party.

Plus TV News in this country has to be impartial anyway, so it doesn't matter.
NW
nwtv2003
Frankly it doesn’t really matter who has won, if it wasn’t going to Comcast it would have eventually gone to Disney, another big conglomerate. The advantage in my opinion of Comcast running Sky is that Sky News is more secure medium to long term, than if it was under Disney.

At the end of the day Sky is a very strong name and the powers that be know that, I highly doubt it is going anywhere anytime soon. See Liberty Global and Virgin Media. Short term you’re probably going to see more promotion for the likes of SyFy and Universal TV on Sky channels more than anything else.
NL
Ne1L C
From a consumer point of view I think many will be worried about how much we'll have to pay for the service. Comcast will want to recoup whatever they can.
WH
what
From a consumer point of view I think many will be worried about how much we'll have to pay for the service. Comcast will want to recoup whatever they can.

It was said on BBC News that there are no current plans for a price increase of any sort.
WH
Whataday Founding member
W M posted:
Shame Fox did not win. Another left wing skewing media organisation in the UK, just what we need.


What a bizarre point to raise considering the alternative was a Disney takeover.
LL
London Lite Founding member
rdd posted:


I’m not saying Sky (or its content side) is going to suffer the same death by a thousand cuts CNBC did. It does however bring into question the plans NBC has at Euronews, particularly for English language studio programmes. Surely there will now a case be made by the soon-to-be-US owners that NBC does not need to be running two 24 hour English language general news channels in Europe?



Both channels are distinctive. One is a domestic news channel for the UK and Ireland, the other is a pan-European news channel with greater emphasis on the EU and the continent. Both different markets which will benefit Comcast and their other news services.

I suspect with CNBC being a global financial news channel was felt that concentrating on Wall Street is what their audience wants rather than a whole day concentrating on the FTSE, Cac 40 and the DAX, although I remember CNBC going over to Wall Street at lunchtime anyway before a late afternoon bulletin from London.
TV
TVViewer256
I'm guessing Sky may more likely have a partnership with NBC as opposed to ABC
BA
bilky asko
JAS84 posted:
I won't be surprised if the current Sky logo is for the chop - to be replaced by the NBC peacock, which is also used as Comcast's corporate logo now.

When their initial press release comments on the strength of the brand, that seems extremely unlikely.
LL
Larry the Loafer
I remember some people on here were adamant that, when Comcast were eyeing up ITV, they'd rebrand the whole network as NBC UK or something. I know we're all more passionate about branding and logos than the average person, but some people need to consider the wider picture.

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