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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.

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NBCUniversal

2011–present

NBCUniversal logo 2011

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]

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 the news channels CNBC, MSNBC, and associated NBC businesses. The new wordmark was mainly intended for corporate use and it was reported that it would not usually be facing costumers.

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

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


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

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NBCUniversal
Part of Comcast

Film studios: Universal Pictures (Other Logos) | Universal Animation Studios | Focus Features | Illumination Entertainment | United International Pictures (joint venture with Paramount Pictures)


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


U.S. broadcast networks: NBC | Telemundo
NBC News | NBC Sports | NBC Olympics | NBC Kids
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
Other channels: Cozi TV | New England Cable News


NBCUniversal Cable: Bravo | Chiller | Cloo | CNBC (World) | Comcast SportsNet | E! | G4 | Golf Channel | MSNBC | Mun2 | NBCSN | Oxygen | Sprout | Esquire Network4 | Syfy | Universal HD | Universal Sports5 | USA Network | The Weather Channel
Other cable channels: TV One3 | Fearnet2 | SportsNet New York
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 | KidsCo6


Comcast SportsNet Regional Networks:
Bay Area | California | Chicago | Houston | Mid-Atlantic | New England | Northwest | Philadelphia | Comcast Sports Southwest | Comcast/Charter Sports Southeast7 | Comcast Network


Related Links: Universal Studios Home Entertainment | Geneon Universal Entertainment8 | Green is Universal | Universal Studios Theme Parks | Universal Orlando Resort (Universal Studios Florida) | Universal Studios Hollywood


Other assets: DailyCandy | Fandango | Hulu (32%) | iVillage | Integrated Media Group | NBC Sports Group


Defunct/Dissolved: Walter Lantz Productions | Revue Studios | Kayro-Vue Productions | MCA Inc. | MCA TV |
MCA Television Entertainment | MCA DiscoVision | NBC Films | NBC Enterprises | NBC International |
Universal Pay Television | Multimedia Broadcasting | Universal Worldwide Television | 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 Corporation | FilmDistrict | CIC Video (joint venture with Paramount Pictures)


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.
7Co-owned with Charter Communications.
8Co-owned with Dentsu.

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