Analysts think NBC may unload Universal theme parks

Posted Monday, September 22, 2003 5:19 AM | Contributed by Jeff

NBC will invade new industries such as the movie business if it completes its estimated $14 billion merger with Vivendi Universal Entertainment (VUE) to create the entity known as NBC Universal. But the General Electric-owned TV network will likely try to quickly exit one new field as soon as it wraps up the deal with Vivendi Universal: theme parks. Some analysts say that ownership structures and non-media business strays too far away from NBC and GE's core values.

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