A look at Comcast and NBC Universal at a glance

AP News
Posted: Dec 03, 2009 1:01 PM

Side-by-side comparisons of Comcast Corp. and NBC Universal:


Comcast: Philadelphia

NBC Universal: New York

Chief executive:

Comcast: Brian Roberts

NBC Universal: Jeffrey Zucker


Comcast: 100,000

NBC Universal: 15,000

Market value:

Comcast: $45 billion

NBC Universal: about $30 billion, based on the terms of deal announced Thursday

Revenue in 2008:

Comcast: $34.3 billion

NBC Universal: $17.0 billion

Operating income in 2008:

Comcast: $6.73 billion

NBC Universal: $3.13 billion


Comcast: 24 million cable TV subscribers, about a quarter of U.S. subscription-TV customers; its most distributed cable network, E! Entertainment, reaches 96 million homes.

NBC Universal: 113 million homes for main network, about 98 percent of U.S. television households.

Cable networks owned:

Comcast: E! Entertainment, Golf Channel, VERSUS, G4, Style, iN DEMAND (51 percent), TV One (33 percent), PBS KIDS Sprout (40 percent), FEARnet (33 percent), The mtn. (50 percent), Exercise TV (65 percent), 11 regional sports networks (varying percentages)

NBC Universal: USA Network, Bravo, Syfy, MSNBC, CNBC, Oxygen, mun2, A&E Television Network (16 percent), The Weather Channel (25 percent), Chiller, Sleuth

Other assets:

Comcast: Comcast-Spectacor (majority interest; owns the Philadelphia Flyers, Philadelphia 76ers and two arenas), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc. (20 percent), Plaxo, Clearwire Corp. (8.5 percent), DailyCandy, Fandango, Fancast

NBC Universal: NBC network, 10 NBC stations, Universal Pictures, Universal Studios Hollywood, Universal Orlando Resort (50 percent), Hulu (more than 25 percent), Telemundo network, 16 Telemundo stations, iVillage.


Sources: Comcast Corp., NBC Universal, SNL Kagan, The Nielsen Co., Citi Investment Research & Analysis.