NBC Universal


NBC Universal

In 2004, Vivendi Universal sold a majority of Universal Entertainment to General Electric who combined it with NBC to create a company which was owned 80 percent by GE and 20 percent by Vivendi. NBC Universal was created on May 11, 2004.

The logo came into use on the same day. It was an amalgam of the NBC and Universal logos. It featured the names NBC and Universal written in all-caps with a Copperplate-like font. Between the two names were the NBC peacock, and this was all enclosed by the outline of a globe, which had been used by Universal businesses for some time.



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In December 2009, it was announced that an agreement had been reached to sell a majority of the company to Comcast. NBC Universal would merge with Comcast's programming interests and would be owned 51 percent be the cable company, with GE retaining a 49 percent share. The deal was cleared by regulators in January 2011, and Vivendi soon sold its share of the company to GE. The deal was closed on January 28, and the "new" NBCUniversal Inc. was created. (Comcast would acquire GE's 49-percent stake of NBCUniversal in 2013.)

The NBC peacock is still used for Comcast, the NBC network, as well as for television channels CNBC, MSNBC, NBCSN, Golf Channel, and associated NBC businesses. The new wordmark was mainly intended for corporate use and it was reported that it would not usually be facing customers, although it has been seen in advertising for NBCUniversal's broadcast and cable television networks.

The new logo was created by Wolff Olins, who also helped design a new type style on which the logo was based. Some people, however, preferred the old logo because there were already several similar logos.


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In September 2018, NBCUniversal unveiled a new logo which is a mixture of the 2004 logo and the 2011 logo that was adopted by the company that November.

Part of Comcast

Film studios:
Universal Pictures (Others | Trailer variants | Closing variants) | DreamWorks Animation (On-screen variants | Trailer & Closing variants) | Focus Features | Focus World | Illumination Entertainment (Others) | Working Title Films | Universal Animation Studios | NBCUniversal Entertainment Japan | United International Pictures8

NBCUniversal Television Group/Television studios:
Universal Television (Others) | Universal Television Alternative Studios | NBCUniversal Television Distribution | Universal Cable Productions | Peacock Productions | NBCUniversal International Studios | LXTV | DreamWorks Animation Television (Others) | Working Title Television | Bravo Originals | Syfy Originals

U.S. broadcast networks:
NBC (HD) | Telemundo (HD) | Cozi TV | Telexitos

NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations:
Other: K15CU-D

NBCUniversal Cable:
Bravo | Chiller | CNBC (World) | E! | Golf Channel | MSNBC | NBCSN | Universo | NHL Network | Oxygen | Sprout | Syfy (HD | Other) | Universal HD | USA Network (HD) | New England Cable News | The Weather Channel9

NBCUniversal International Networks:
Universal Channel (UK | Latin America | Africa) | Syfy | (Latin America) | DreamWorks Channel | 13th Street Universal | (Calle 13 Universal | 13ème Rue Universal) | Diva Universal | Studio Universal (Italy | Latin America | Africa) | E! (Canada | Latin America) | Telemundo Internacional11 | Golf Channel (Latin America)13 | CNBC (Africa | Arabia | Asia | Australia | Awaaz | Europe | Latin America | Pakistan) | Movies 24 | Movies 24+ | EuronewsNBC15

NBC Sports Regional Networks:
Bay Area | California | Chicago | Mid-Atlantic | New England | Northwest | Philadelphia | Comcast Network | SportsNet New York

Universal Parks & Resorts:
Universal Studios Hollywood | Universal Orlando Resort | (Universal Studios Florida | Universal's Islands of Adventure) | Universal Studios Japan | Universal Studios Singapore | Universal Studios Dubailand | Universal CityWalk | Universal Creative

Other assets:
DailyCandy | Fandango | Movieclips | Flixster | Rotten Tomatoes | | Hulu (30%) | iVillage | NBC Sports Group | Universal Pictures Home Entertainment | Green is Universal | NBC News | NBC Sports | NBC Olympics | NBC Kids | NBC On Demand | NBCUniversal News Group | NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises | NBCUniversal International Distribution | Universal Brand Development | Universal Sony Pictures Home Entertainment12 | NBC Sports Digital | PictureBox Films | Hayu | Seeso | Telemundo Deportes | RTI Producciones(40%) | Amblin Partners (Minority) 14 | Craftsy

Universal Cartoons | MCA Family Entertainment | Walter Lantz Productions | Revue Studios | Kayro-UTV Productions | MCA Inc. | MCA TV | MCA Television Entertainment | MCA DiscoVision | Seagram's | Universal Eight | NBC Films | NBC Studios | NBC Enterprises | NBC International | NBC Home Video | Castle Films | Universal Pay Television | Multimedia Entertainment | Universal Worldwide Television | Universal Television Entertainment | USA Network Originals | Studios USA | International Pictures | Island Pictures | October Films | Universal Focus | USA Films | NBC Plus | Diva TV | Exercise TV | Hallmark Channel (International) | MountainWest Sports Network | Good Machine | Cinema International Corporation9 |CIC Video8 | Comcast/Charter Sports Southeast | Comcast Sports Southwest | KidsCo5 | Fearnet2 | ITC Entertainment Group6 | ITC Film Distributors6 | Multimedia Motion Pictures | Associated Film Distribution7 | PolyGram Filmed Entertainment | PolyGram Television | PolyGram Video | Interscope Communications | USA Home Entertainment | USA Cartoon Express | NBC Universal Television Studio | Universal Media Studios | Universal Network Television | Propaganda Films | G4 (HD) | MSNBC Canada | Universal Sports4 | Qubo10 | CBS Telenoticias | FilmDistrict | Gramercy Pictures | Cloo | Esquire Network3 |

1NBCUniversal owns the station, but it is operated by Serestar Communications.
2Co-owned with Sony Pictures and Lions Gate Entertainment Corporation.
3Co-owned with Hearst Corporation.
4Owns a minority share, InterMedia Partners owns a majority share.
5Co-owned with Corus Entertainment.
6NBCUniversal acquired some of ITC's assets when Universal Pictures merged with PolyGram, but ITV plc still owns ITC's films and shows.
7NBCUniversal has some of AFD's assets, but Vivendi now owns EMI's films and ITV plc owns ITC's films.
8Co-owned with Paramount Pictures, a division of Viacom.
9Co-owned with The Blackstone Group and Bain Capital; NBCUniversal owns 25% of the channel under The Weather Company.
10Joint venture with Ion Media Networks, DreamWorks Classics, Corus Entertainment and Scholastic.
11Joint venture with Televisa.
12Joint venture with Sony Pictures Entertainment.
13Operated as a joint-venture between DirecTV Latin America and Carlos Avila, under brand licence
14Minority stake Acquisition by NBCUniversal.
15Merged with Euronews.

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Xfinity | Xfinity 3D | NBCUniversal | Comcast SportsNet | Comcast Spectacor | Comcast Network

Comcast SportsNet Regional Networks:
Bay Area | California | Chicago | Mid-Atlantic | New England | Northwest | Philadelphia

Predecessor companies:
AT&T Broadband | Adelphia Communications Corporation | Insight Communications2 | DukeNet Communications1 | Group W Cable | Susquehanna Communications | MediaOne | Tele-Communications2

Other cable channels:
Comcast Entertainment Television (Denver) | Comcast Television (Michigan) | MLB Network (minority stake) | Revolt

1A predecessor company of Time Warner Cable.
2A predecessor company of AT&T Broadband

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