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NBC Universal was formed in May 2004 by the merger of NBC and Vivendi Universal Entertainment. The company owns a large number of networks and local stations and is one of the leading producers of television programs. NBC Universal is fully owned by Comcast following its purchase of General Electric's 49% stake in the company on March 19, 2013.
Television Networks and Cable Channels
Networks owned by NBC Universal
NBC Universal's television production arm is the result of the merger of NBC Studios and Universal Network Television effective May 12, 2004 under the name NBC Universal Television Studio. Effective June 14, 2007, NBC Universal Television Studio was renamed Universal Media Studios. On September 12, 2011, the studio's name reverted to its previous name of Universal Television.
Former names of the television production arm were:
- NBC Productions
- NBC Studios (until May 12, 2004)
Universal brands (under MCA, Seagram, Vivendi)
- Revue Productions (1943–1958)
- Revue Studios (1958–1963)
- Universal Television (1963–1998, September 12, 2011-present)
- Studios USA Television (1998–2002)
- Universal Network Television (2002–May 12, 2004)
- NBC Universal Television Studio (May 12, 2004-June 14, 2007)
- Universal Media Studios (June 14, 2007-September 12, 2011)
NBC Universal's home video distrubution unit is named Universal Studios Home Entertainment since October 2004. Former names used include:
- Universal Studios Home Video (1999–2004)
- MCA/Universal Home Video (1990–1999)
- MCA Home Video (1983–1990)
- MCA Videocassette (1979–1983)
as well as USA Home Entertainment (1998–2002), acquired as part of Studios USA in 2002.