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NBC Universal
2004–2011

NBCUniversal logo 2011
2011–present

NBC Universal

2004–2011

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.

The logo is still used as a secondary along with the primary 2011 logo.

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NBCUniversal

2011–present

NBCUniversal logo 2011


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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.[3] (Comcast would acquire GE's 49-percent stake of NBCUniversal in 2013.)

During a employee "town hall" meeting on January 27, 2011, were the effects of the Comcast's aquisition of NBC Universal were discussed, a new logo for the media company was unveiled. The new logo was simplified, and removed the NBC peacock and the Universal globe outline. It was reported that executives found the old logo "busy". A voice-over from the logo presentation explained, "We aren't a family of two favorite sons, rather one filled with talented people and companies all tied for first."

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 bradcast 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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See also Comcast NBCUniversal

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Comcast
Entertainment:
Xfinity | Xfinity 3D | NBCUniversal | Comcast SportsNet | Comcast Spectacor | The Comcast Network

Advertising sales:
Comcast Spotlight


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


U.S. broadcast networks:
NBC | Telemundo | Cozi TV


Film studios:
Universal Pictures (Others | Trailer variants) | Universal Animation Studios | Focus Features | Focus World | Gramercy Pictures | Working Title Films | Illumination Entertainment | United International Pictures9 | NBCUniversal Entertainment Japan


Home video companies:
NBC Home Video | Universal Studios Home Entertainment | NBCUniversal Entertainment Japan


Television studios:
Universal Television | NBC Studios | NBCUniversal Television Distribution | Universal Cable Productions


Television stations:
NBC O&Os: KNBC | KNSD | KNTV | KXAS-TV | WCAU | WMAQ-TV | WNBC | WRC-TV | WTVJ | WVIT
Telemundo O&Os: KBLR | KDEN-TV | KEJT-LP | KHRR | KNSO1 | KSTS | KTAZ | KTLM | KTMD | KVDA1 | KVEA | KXTX-TV | WKAQ-TV | WNEU1 | WNJU | WSCV | WSNS-TV | WWSI


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


U.S. cable channels:
Bravo | Chiller | Cloo | CNBC (World) | E! | Golf Channel | MSNBC | NBCSN | NBC Universo | NHL Network | Oxygen | Sprout | Esquire Network4 | Syfy | Universal HD | Universal Sports5 | USA Network | New England Cable News | The Weather Channel10 | TV One3


International cable channels:
Universal Channel (UK) | Syfy Universal | 13th Street Universal (Calle 13 Universal | 13ème Rue Universal) | Diva Universal | Studio Universal | Hallmark Channel | CNBC (Africa | Arabia | Asia | Australia | Awaaz | Europe | Latin America | Pakistan) | Movies 24


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


Websites:
DailyCandy | Fandango | iVillage


Environments:
Green is Universal


Sports:
Comcast SportsNet | Golf Channel | NBC Sports Group | NBC Sports | NBC Olympics | NHL Network | Universal Sports5


Children's:
NBC Kids | Sprout | Universal Animation Studios | Illumination Entertainment


News:
NBC News | CNBC (World) | MSNBC | The Weather Channel


Video-on-demand services:
Hulu (32%) | NBC On Demand | Sprout


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


Defunct/Dissolved:
Universal Cartoons | MCA Family Entertainment | Walter Lantz Productions | Revue Studios | Kayro-UTV Productions | MCA Inc. | MCA TV | MCA Television Entertainment | MCA DiscoVision | Seagram | NBC Films | NBC Enterprises | NBC International | NBC Home Video | Castle Films | Universal Pay Television | Multimedia Broadcasting | Universal Worldwide Television | Universal Television Entertainment | Studios USA | Gramercy Pictures | International Pictures | Island Pictures | October Films | Universal Focus | USA Films | NBC Plus | Trio | Diva TV | Exercise TV | Hallmark Channel (International) | MountainWest Sports Network | Good Machine | Cinema International Corporation9 | FilmDistrict | CIC Video9 | Comcast/Charter Sports Southeast | Comcast Sports Southwest | KidsCo6 | Fearnet2 | ITC Entertainment Group7 | ITC Film Distributors7 | Multimedia Motion Pictures | Associated Film Distribution8 | 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 | MSNBC Canada


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

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Film studios:

Universal Pictures (Others | Trailer variants) | Universal Animation Studios | Focus Features | Focus World | Gramercy Pictures | Working Title Films | Illumination Entertainment | United International Pictures9 | NBCUniversal Entertainment Japan


Television studios:
Universal Television | NBC Studios | NBCUniversal Television Distribution | Universal Cable Productions


U.S. broadcast networks:
NBC | Telemundo | Cozi TV


NBCUniversal Television Stations:
NBC O&Os: KNBC | KNSD | KNTV | KXAS-TV | WCAU | WMAQ-TV | WNBC | WRC-TV | WTVJ | WVIT
Telemundo O&Os: KBLR | KDEN-TV | KEJT-LP | KHRR | KNSO1 | KSTS | KTAZ | KTLM | KTMD | KVDA1 | KVEA | KXTX-TV | WKAQ-TV | WNEU1 | WNJU | WSCV | WSNS-TV | WWSI


NBCUniversal Cable:
Bravo | Chiller | Cloo | CNBC (World) | E! | Golf Channel | MSNBC | NBCSN | NBC Universo | NHL Network | Oxygen | Sprout | Esquire Network4 | Syfy | Universal HD | Universal Sports5 | USA Network | New England Cable News | The Weather Channel10 | TV One3


Universal Networks International:
Universal Channel (UK) | Syfy Universal | 13th Street Universal (Calle 13 Universal | 13ème Rue Universal) | Diva Universal | Studio Universal | Hallmark Channel | CNBC (Africa | Arabia | Asia | Australia | Awaaz | Europe | Latin America | Pakistan) | Movies 24


Comcast SportsNet:
Bay Area | California | Chicago | Mid-Atlantic | New England | Northwest | Philadelphia | The Comcast Network | SportsNet New York


Other assets:
DailyCandy | Fandango | Hulu (32%) | iVillage | NBC Sports Group | Universal Studios Home Entertainment | NBCUniversal Entertainment Japan | Green is Universal | Universal Parks & Resorts | Universal's Islands of Adventure | Universal Orlando Resort (Universal Studios Florida) | Universal Studios Hollywood | Universal Studios Japan | Universal Studios Singapore | Universal Studios Dubailand | Universal Creative | NBC News | NBC Sports | NBC Olympics | NBC Kids | NBC On Demand


Defunct/Dissolved
Universal Cartoons | MCA Family Entertainment | Walter Lantz Productions | Revue Studios | Kayro-UTV Productions | MCA Inc. | MCA TV | MCA Television Entertainment | MCA DiscoVision | Seagram | NBC Films | NBC Enterprises | NBC International | NBC Home Video | Castle Films | Universal Pay Television | Multimedia Broadcasting | Universal Worldwide Television | Universal Television Entertainment | Studios USA | Gramercy Pictures | International Pictures | Island Pictures | October Films | Universal Focus | USA Films | NBC Plus | Trio | Diva TV | Exercise TV | Hallmark Channel (International) | MountainWest Sports Network | Good Machine | Cinema International Corporation9 | FilmDistrict | CIC Video9 | Comcast/Charter Sports Southeast | Comcast Sports Southwest | KidsCo6 | Fearnet2 | ITC Entertainment Group7 | ITC Film Distributors7 | Multimedia Motion Pictures | Associated Film Distribution8 | 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 | MSNBC Canada


Notes
1The stations are owned by NBCUniversal, but are controlled by ZGS Broadcast Holdings.
2Co-owned with Sony Pictures and Lions Gate Entertainment.
3Co-owned with Radio One.
4Co-owned with Hearst Corporation.
5Owns a minority share, InterMedia Partners owns a majority share.
6Co-owned with Corus Entertainment.
7NBCUniversal has some of ITC's assets when Universal Pictures mergered with PolyGram but ITV plc owns the films and shows from ITC.
8NBCUniversal has some of AFD assets but Vivendi owns the EMI films and ITV plc owns the ITC films.
9Co-owned with Paramount Pictures a division of Viacom.
10Co-owned with The Blackstone Group and Bain Capital, NBCUniversal owns 25% of the channel under The Weather Company.

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Technology

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Oil and Gas
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Home and Business, Healthlife & Global Research
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Transportation
GE Transportation | GE Aviation | GE Aviation Systems


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GE Capital | GE Money Bank | GE Energy Financial Services | GE Capital Rail Services | GE Commercial Finance | GE Consumer & Industrial


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Vivendi
Canal+ Group

Canalsat | StudioCanal | StudioCanal UK | Canal+


Universal Music Group
Interscope Records | Geffen Records | DGC Records | A&M Records | Interscope Geffen A&M Records | Decca Records | Virgin Records | EMI Records | Capitol Music Group | Capitol Records | Island Records | Def Jam Recordings | Motown Records | Mercury Records | London Records | Polydor Records | Blue Note Records | Hip-O Records | Republic Records | Varèse Sarabande Records | Verve Records | Philips Records | GRP Records | Vevo | Universal Music Distribution | Universal Music Publishing Group (Universal Publishing Production Music | Killer Tracks | FirstCom Music)


Universal Music Group Nashville
MCA Nashville | Mercury Nashville | Capitol Nashville | EMI Records Nashville | Lost Highway | Republic Nashville


Other assets: Dailymotion (80%)


Former and Defunct
Vivendi Entertainment | Vivendi Games | PolyGram | Seagram | Universal Studios | NBCUniversal | USA Networks Inc. | A&M/Octone Records | Activision | Activision Blizzard | PolyGram Music Video | MCA Inc. | MCA Records | Sierra Entertainment | Uni Records | Nelvana | Universal Motown Records | Tamla Records | Gordy Records | ABC Records | RedOctane | Dot Records | Paramount Records | Infinity Ward | Blue Thumb Records | MGM Records | United Artists Records | Deram Records | Kapp Records | Associated Film Distribution | Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | EMI | Thorn EMI Screen Entertainment | Thorn EMI Video | Thorn EMI Video (Australia) | Thorn EMI/HBO Video | EMI Television Productions | Almi Pictures Productions | Neversoft | De Laurentiis Entertainment Group | Embassy Film Associates | Treyarch


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