News Corp., Libery Media Show Interest in NBC Universal
Comcast might have a fight on its hands. News Corp. and Liberty Media are both interested in a deal with NBC Universal even while Comcast tries get its own deal locked down, according to The Hollywood Reporter, citing a report by CNBC.
Comcast is reportedly in talks with General Electric, the parent of NBC Universal, to buy a controlling stake in the broadcast, cable and movie company, but other suitors could stymie those plans.
News Corp. would almost certainly face antitrust concerns since it already owns the Fox TV network and The Wall Street Journal and Liberty Media might be interested in taking a minority stake as it has done with other big media companies of late.