Friday Meetings Could Clarify Who’s Really Interested in NBCU

Oct 14, 2009  •  Post A Comment

GE, which owns 80% of NBC Universal, releases its third-quarter earnings on Friday with a conference call, the same day that two potential bidders on NBCU hold investor meetings as well, reports The Hollywood Reporter.

Liberty Media, which CNBC has reported is interested in some part of NBCU, should it come into play, will hold an annual investors’ meeting from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. in Manhattan.

At 10 a.m., News Corp., which has also been reported to have some interest, will hold its annual meeting.

Executives at all three meetings could be questioned about their intentions.

Meanwhile, Deadline Hollywood reports that News Corp. and Liberty are no longer in the running, and that Comcast wants any deal for a joint NBCU venture, which it would control with GE, done by November. The site says that contrary to a Bloomberg report earlier this week, Comcast sources are saying they aren’t interested in keeping on NBCU CEO Jeff Zucker for the long term.

–Elizabeth Jensen

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