Television, movies, and more fill the vastness of this entertainment company. NBCUniversal Media is a leading media conglomerate anchored by its broadcast network
, with more than 200 affiliate stations (including 10 that are company-owned), and its
feature film division. Other broadcasting operations owned by NBCUniversal include Spanish-language network
and a portfolio of cable TV channels that includes
, and news channel
. It also owns online portal
and has a stake in video site
, the country's #1 cable systems operator, owns NBCUniversal.
In addition to its wholly-owned network and cable channels, NBCUniversal is a partner in both
The Weather Channel
Universal Parks & Resorts
, the movie-themed amusement park and resort operations owned by Universal Studios, has seen attendance rates sag as a result of the sour economy.
NBC programming is available throughout the US and in much of Canada. The company operates through US offices in New York, Los Angeles, New Jersey, Miami, and an international office in London. The media company's content is distributed to more than 200 countries around the world.
NBCUniversal, like other media conglomerates such as
, is focused on using its numerous distribution channels to maximize the profit potential of its creative content. However, the company has been beleaguered by uneven performance at the box office and low ratings for its broadcast network. The recession has also had a negative impact on advertising revenue and home entertainment DVD sales.
NBCUniversal has turned significant focus toward digital entertainment and online media distribution to capitalize on new technologies. The company has an almost 30% stake in video streaming site Hulu.
Mergers and Acquisitions
NBCUniversal's parent company Comcast announced it would acquire