Zucker Eyes ‘Upside’ in Comcast Deal

NBC chief speaks at UBS media conference

Last Updated: December 8, 2009 @ 7:04 AM

Speaking at the UBS Global Media and Communications Conference in New York Monday, NBC Universal CEO Jeff Zucker focused on his company’s upside in light of a deal by cable giant Comcast to acquire a controlling stake.
 
But Zucker acknowledged problems at NBC Entertainment, which have seen the once-dominant broadcast network slipping to fourth place.
 
“Certainly on the NBC Entertainment side we probably have nothing but upside going forward,” Zucker said. “We have not gotten the full credit at NBC Universal because the first three letters of our name have not performed in recent years.”

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