Comcast's bid for NBCU would create a rival for ESPN

10/12/2009 | Wall Street Journal, The

If the deal comes to fruition, Comcast's bid to assume majority control over NBC Universal would, almost immediately, create a sports powerhouse that would rival ESPN, according to this report. Comcast already owns Versus, the Golf Channel and numerous regional sports networks; NBCU would add NBC Sports and its rights ownership of several marquee sporting events.

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