Comcast empire runs the gamut

Published on NewsOK Modified: February 13, 2014 at 1:38 pm •  Published: February 13, 2014
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Buying Time Warner Cable would add to a Comcast media and cable empire that already runs the gamut from "Saturday Night Live" to Universal Studios theme parks.

A look at Comcast's holdings:

COMCAST CABLE

The division touts itself as the nation's largest provider of video, high-speed Internet and telephone services to residential customers under the XFINITY brand. It also provides similar services to businesses and sells advertising.

As of Dec. 31, the company had 53.1 million video, high-speed Internet and phone service customers, representing a 3 percent increase over the same day the year before.

The company said Thursday that it currently has 22 million pay TV subscribers, but plans to divest 3 million of them once the deal for Time Warner Cable Inc. closes. With the addition of Time Warner Cable's 11.2 million subscribers, the combined entity will end up with about 30 million.

NBCUNIVERSAL

The division includes a broadcast arm, more than a dozen cable networks, digital, film and other businesses.

— BROADCAST — Founded in 1926, NBC was the first U.S. national broadcast network. It now provides national and local programing through more than 200 affiliated stations.

Broadcast businesses include:

NBC Entertainment — Develops and schedules programming for the network's prime time, late-night, and daytime schedules. Popular shows include "Parks and Recreation," ''Community," ''Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," ''The Voice" and 'The Biggest Loser."

NBC News — Produces more than 30 hours of TV news programming, including "NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams," ''Today," and "Meet the Press." Its holdings also include NBC News Radio, a network of over 750 affiliates, and the in-house production company Peacock Productions.

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