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Health Care: Let's Liberate the Masses

Dylan Ratigan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dylan Ratigan

The cost of health insurance is not only keeping millions from accessing proper medical care, but it is also hobbling our large companies and strangling at birth many of the small businesses we need for job growth.

Vivendi May Sell NBC Universal Stake: Report

New York Times | TIM ARANGO | Posted 09.19.2009 | Media

Executives at General Electric say they believe that Vivendi, the French conglomerate, will exercise its right later this year to sell its stake in NB...

NBC Unveils New "More Blacks and Gays" Tagline

The Hollywood Ham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
The Hollywood Ham

The new slogan accompanies a shift in the programming. In addition to a merger with the CW, NBC has signed a deal with popular black man, Tyler Perry.

NBC Universal, Hallmark Team Up For Greeting Cards Deal

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Jeff Gaspin: NBC Universal Television Entertainment Chair's Steady Rise Through TV Ranks

Variety | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Amid the revolving door of top TV execs at NBC Universal, there's been one constant: the steady rise of Jeff Gaspin. Gaspin added the final pieces ...

NBC Profits Down 41%, Revenue Down 8% In Q2

AllThingsD | Peter Kafka | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

GE's NBC Universal (GE), for instance, just posted second quarter results that were just as bad as its first quarter. Jeff Zucker's TV and movie unit ...

Reality TV Kills California's Budget

James Sims | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
James Sims

FilmL.A., the office behind film permits for the city, reported last month that the number of prime-time TV pilots shot in Los Angeles is down nearly 42 percent.

Sy Fy: The Latest Mess From Another Stupid Branding Company

Richard Laermer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Richard Laermer

On Tuesday morning, the Sci Fi channel became Sy Fy, which you can be assured will be back as Sci Fi not long after that. You cannot pretend to like this moniker.

Syfy: Sci Fi Channel Officially Rebrands

Hollywood Reporter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

NEW YORK -- The Sci Fi Channel is now Syfy. The rebranding -- same pronunciation, new spelling -- marks the NBC Universal network's effort to broad...

Concerned NBC Universal Head Zucker Dispatches CFO to California

New York Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

NBC Universal boss Jeff Zucker is so concerned about the poor performance of Universal Studios that he is dispatching the company's chief financial of...

ABC's 'New Normal' is Old, GMA Hires Babe, Tango Anyone?

Mike Hegedus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Mike Hegedus

Now don't get me wrong, there's nothing the matter with hiring attractive folks to work on news broadcasts. In fact, it has been happening for decades now. But where has that gotten us?

Cory Shields Named NBC Universal Intellectual Property Czar

Hollywood Reporter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

NEW YORK -- NBC Universal has named Cory Shields to the newly created post of executive vp, global policy strategies and alliances. Shields will be...

What I Learned From Leno

Lee Stranahan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Lee Stranahan

Leno didn't get angry. He seemed genuinely perplexed. He asked how Conan O'Brien was able to air the "Masturbating Bear" routines that aired about 45 minutes later.

NBC Universal Celebrates Fifth Anniversary With Ad Campaign (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Five years ago today, NBC Universal was formed as NBC acquired Vivendi Universal Entertainment. To celebrate the anniversary, the media giant has cre...

The Hypocrisy of Green

Michael DeJong | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael DeJong

Unfortunately, Earth Day for many has become yet another narcoleptic occasion to enact pointless environmental rituals while denouncing the greed and excesses they also find themselves ankle deep in.

NBC Universal Earnings Drop 45 Percent In Q1

AllThingsD | Peter Kafka | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The bad news for NBC Universal: The TV & movie powerhouse saw earnings drop 45 percent in the last quarter. The good news: The GE unit says that if yo...

Jeff Gaspin: NBC Universal's Cable King

Forbes | Lacey Rose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Some mogul. Making the rounds at Malibu's annual Labor Day weekend chili cook-off, Jeff Gaspin's 10-year-old son spotted Jeffrey Donovan of USA's Burn...

NBC To Cut 500 Jobs

mediabistro.com | Posted by Chris | 09:32 AM | NBC | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

TVNewser has learned NBC Universal will be cutting up to 500 jobs in a round of layoffs which are now underway at all levels of the company -- televis...

NBC News, Ad Sales Face Cuts

Hollywood Reporter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

NBC News and NBC ad sales are the among the latest victims of NBC Universal's previously announced layoffs and cost reductions. About 30 layoffs in t...

"HOLLYWOOD GOES GREEN" SUMMIT

Stefanie Michaels | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Stefanie Michaels

The Hollywood Event to Focus Sustainable Innovation and Corporate Responsibility It seems like everyone is hopping on the "Go Green wagon" today, so ...

Green Week

Michael DeJong | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael DeJong

Their "Green Your Routine" feature offers easy, practical and economical ways to become green just by changing routines to alter the individual impact we each have on the environment.

Hulu On Pace To Catch YouTube In Ad Revenue Next Year

Financial Times | Tim Bradshaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

YouTube is in danger of being upstaged commercially by a smaller upstart backed by News Corporation and NBC Universal as the video-sharing site strugg...

DreamWorks To Close Deal With Universal

Waxword | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

DreamWorks has all-but-officially closed a distribution deal with Universal, with an announcement expected in the next few days, my sources tell me. ...

Hulu Cleans Itself Up And Organizes Into Channels

CNet | Caroline McCarthy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

In a press release Tuesday, Hulu announced that it now has over 900 series and movie titles in its library from over 100 content providers. So, in con...

Vivendi: Olympics Gave NBC "A New Pulse," GE Will Not Sell

Financial Times | Ben Hall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

General Electric has no intention of selling its majority stake in NBC Universal, according to Vivendi, the French entertainment group, which is a fel...