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  • Sanford Rubenstein's mattress taken as evidence as lawyers for alleged rape victim are confident

    10/06/2014 6:21:43 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 11 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 10/6/14 | TINA MOORE , ROCCO PARASCANDOLA , OREN YANIV , CORKY SIEMASZKO
    Sanford Rubenstein's mattress taken as evidence as lawyers for alleged rape victim are confident he will be indicted. ‘There’s a lot of new information that will be devastating to Mr. Rubenstein,’ said one of the attorneys representing the woman, 42, who alleges she was raped by the high-powered lawyer after a birthday bash for the Rev. Al Sharpton. Police on Monday removed at least a dozen evidence bags and a mattress from Rubenstein’s building. But Mayor de Blasio wouldn’t speculate how the rape accusations would affect the case of NYPD chokehold victim Eric Garner, whose family is represented by Rubenstein....
  • Sharpton not taking sides after associate accused of raping exec

    10/06/2014 5:01:42 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 7 replies
    NY Post ^ | 10/5/14 | Reuven Fenton
    The Rev. Al Sharpton decried the “disrespecting” of women Sunday while addressing the rape allegations against his high-profile lawyer, Sanford Rubenstein. “I don’t care how close we are, if he’s wrong, he’s wrong,” Sharpton said of Rubenstein during his address to a crowd at the Circle of Sisters Expo at the Javits Center.
  • Alleged rape victim had consensual sex with Sanford Rubenstein twice, source says,

    10/06/2014 4:38:08 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 20 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 10/6/14 | JOHN MARZULLI , ROCCO PARASCANDOLA , TINA MOORE , STEPHEN REX BROWN
    Alleged rape victim had consensual sex with Sanford Rubenstein twice, source says, as police search home for object used in reported assault The woman allegedly raped by Sanford Rubenstein awoke the next morning and had sex with him again, a source close to the powerhouse attorney told the Daily News. That version of events, in which the pair had consensual sex, conflicted with one presented by a police source, who said the 42-year-old victim awoke from a booze-filled haze to find she was having sex with the 70-year-old lawyer. “It’s a classic he said, she said. She’s claiming she was...
  • Cops search penthouse of Sharpton associate accused of rape

    10/06/2014 4:50:49 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 9 replies
    NY Post ^ | 10/5/14 | Jamie Schram, Daniel Prendergast and C.J. Sullivan
    NYPD detectives zeroed in on the Upper East Side apartment of Al Sharpton confidant Sanford Rubenstein Sunday in their hunt for “rape” evidence, after an attempt to nail the high-powered attorney in a setup meeting with his accuser disintegrated. Investigators spent about an hour and a half in the palatial penthouse on East 64th Street, where Rubenstein was holed up with his top-notch lawyers, Michael Ross and Benjamin Brafman. A team of NYPD crime-scene specialists then moved in and began scouring for evidence.
  • NBC Paid Chelsea Clinton $600,000 to Do Nothing, Basically

    06/14/2014 7:12:17 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 44 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 6/13/14 | Joe Coscarelli
    Former first child (now with child) Chelsea Clinton had a $600,000 annual contract at NBC News, Politico reports, where she served as a "special correspondent" and was deemed to be mostly useless, if not "one of the most boring people of her era." That deal is over now, but Clinton is still being paid by the network (which has also hired Luke Russert, Meghan McCain, and Jenna Bush ... ) on a month-to-month basis, with complicating factors including her pregnancy and the good odds her mother is running for president. -snip- That work included little of note, either journalistically or...
  • MSNBC apologizes for Cinco de Mayo segment

    05/06/2014 11:54:53 AM PDT · by don-o · 84 replies
    AP ^ | May 6, 2014
    NEW YORK (AP) — MSNBC is apologizing for a Cinco de Mayo segment that featured a staff member onscreen wearing a sombrero, shaking maracas and taking a swig from a bottle of tequila.
  • Why people hate NBC’s David Gregory

    04/24/2014 8:24:29 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 29 replies
    NY Post ^ | 4/23/14 | Michelle Malkin
    I’ve always thought entrenched left-wing journalists in Washington needed their heads examined. Much to my satisfaction, it appears the corporate media bosses of at least one Beltway anchor now agree. -snip- His boorish behavior around DC is legendary, from his juvenile tantrums with the Bush press staff to his drunken radio appearances to his diva snit fits with innocent bystanders while filming news segments. One of the most telling and notorious anecdotes involves Russert himself, who reportedly reprimanded Gregory in 2008 for going ballistic on a poor waitress while the two TV stars dined at a DC restaurant. But “Gregory...
  • Sharpton turned mob rat to dodge drug sting: report

    04/10/2014 6:53:14 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 24 replies
    NY Post ^ | 4/9/14 | Kevin Fasick, Bruce Golding and Geoff Earle
    The Rev. Al Sharpton may claim he wore a wire for the feds because he had been threatened by the mob — but a new report says he turned rat to save himself after a federal drug sting. The FBI “flipped” the bombastic reverend after agents confronted him with a surveillance video showing him discussing cocaine with an ­undercover agent, The Smoking Gun Web site said Wednesday. During that March 1983 conversation, Sharpton wore a cowboy-like hat that was garish by even the rabble-rousing preacher’s 1980s standards. He later showed up at a Manhattan apartment for another meeting that June...
  • MSNBC Panel Mocks Romney's Adopted Black Grandchild; Apologies Follow

    12/31/2013 9:49:54 AM PST · by Kaslin · 43 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | December 31, 2013 | Tim Graham
    MSNBC weekend host Melissa Harris-Perry lined up a panel of alleged comedians to mock the Christmas picture Mitt Romney posted on Twitter. In a segment with the on-screen question "What's So Funny About 2013?" Harris-Perry announced: “This is the Romney family. And, of course, there on Governor Romney’s knee is his adopted grandson, who is an African-American, an adopted African-American child, Kieran Romney.” To which comedian and actress Pia Glenn sang the old Sesame Street ditty “One of these things is not like the others, one of these things just isn’t the same … “And that little baby, front and...
  • MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry apologizes for attack on Mitt Romney's adopted black grandson

    12/31/2013 8:16:43 AM PST · by Biggirl · 57 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | December 31, 2013 | Leslie Larson
    MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry apologized Tuesday for openly mocking Mitt Romney's black adopted grandson, after Sarah Palin led the chorus of conservatives who criticized the cable news host. The Romney family Christmas card was among the items featured in the "2013: The year in political ridiculousness" segment on the cable news show Sunday.
  • MSNBC Host Apologizes To Romney Family After Mocking Mitt Romney's Black Grandchild

    12/31/2013 8:43:50 AM PST · by MarkBsnr · 32 replies
    Business Insider ^ | DEC. 31, 2013 | BRETT LOGIURATO
    MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry offered an apology to the Romney family on Tuesday after a panel on her show mocked the fact that one of Mitt Romney's grandchildren is black. On Sunday's "Melissa Harris-Perry" show, Harris-Perry led a panel in discussing the "Photos of the Year," which included a Romney family Christmas photo. In the photo, Romney is seen holding his adopted grandchild, Kieran, who is black. During the segment, guest panelist Pia Glenn sang, "One of these things is not like the others! One of these things just isn't the same," a reference to Kieran. "And that little baby,...
  • Martin Bashir Out at MSNBC in Wake of Palin Remarks (Phil Griffin destroying NBC News)

    12/04/2013 3:29:04 PM PST · by kristinn · 68 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | Wednesday, December 4, 2013 | David Zurawik
    You can fire 10 Martin Bashirs and it won't start to repair damage done to NBC News Martin Bashir, the embattled MSNBC show host who on Nov. 15 urged a crude and graphic form of punishment for Sarah Palin, resigned from the channel Wednesday. MSNBC could afford to do nothing less than force Bashir out in the wake of his hateful speech. Phil Griffin, the president of MSNBC, tried stonewalling the mounting criticism even after Bashir delivered an on-air apology, but the words and actions were too gross and hateful to allow Bashir to return. SNIP Under Griffin's leadership, MNSBC...
  • Martin Bashir Resigns From MSNBC

    12/04/2013 11:44:38 AM PST · by seanmerc · 246 replies
    Mediaite.com ^ | 4 Dec 13 | Tommy Christopher
    Just over two weeks ago, MSNBC host Martin Bashir delivered a harsh piece of commentary that culminated in the suggestion that someone should “s-h-i-t” in former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin‘s (R-AK) mouth. Bashir offered an abject apology on his next broadcast, but a chorus of critics continued to demand action against the host. After a reported “vacation” for the host earlier this week, Bashir announced, Wednesday afternoon, that MSNBC and Martin Bashir are parting ways.
  • Pack your bags, Alec! MSNBC fires Baldwin over anti-gay slurs

    11/26/2013 10:07:47 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 65 replies
    NY Post ^ | 11/26/13 | Richard Johnson
    Alec Baldwin has been fired by MSNBC, sources say. The rage-aholic’s weekly show, “Up Late With Alec Baldwin,” has been canceled because of the actor’s foul-mouthed rant at a photographer he called a nasty name.
  • Blackout: NBC Censors All Coverage of ObamaCare for Days

    11/21/2013 10:49:06 AM PST · by chessplayer · 67 replies
    NBC News has completely censored any mention of the unfolding ObamaCare disaster for the last 72 hours. Not one word about the millions of Americans losing their health insurance nor the severe political damage that has been done to President Obama and the Democratic Party. So what has NBC covered instead? > In the 7 a.m. ET half hour of Thursday's Today, back-to-back stories were featured of baseball player Alex Rodriguez storming out of an MLB doping hearing and Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn suffering a recent injury. > The lead story on Wednesday's NBC Nightly News was about new regulations...
  • MSNBC's Bashir Apologizes For Saying Someone Should Defecate on Sarah Palin (video)

    11/18/2013 1:29:20 PM PST · by i88schwartz · 147 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | November 18, 2013 | RealClearPolitics
    MARTIN BASHIR: Last Friday, on this broadcast, I made some comments which were deeply offensive and directed at Governor Sarah Palin. I wanted to take this opportunity to say sorry to Mrs. Palin and to also offer an unreserved apology to her friends and family, her supporters, our viewers, and anyone who may have heard what I said. My words were wholly unacceptable. They were neither accurate, nor fair. They were unworthy of anyone who would claim to have an interest in politics, and they have brought shame upon my friends and colleagues at this network, none of whom were...
  • MSNBC suspends Alec Baldwin for anti-gay slur

    11/15/2013 7:15:47 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 74 replies
    NY Post ^ | 11/15/13 | Lorena Mongelli and Jeane MacIntosh
    MSNBC isn’t standing by its homophobic man. After eternally angry Alec Baldwin let loose his latest anti-gay rant — calling a Post photographer a “c–ks–king f-g” — the cable network yanked its flailing “Up Late” chat-show host off the air for two episodes starting Friday night. Baldwin contritely announced his own suspension in a statement on the MSNBC web site.
  • An apology from Steve Liesman (CNBC Racist)

    10/23/2013 8:53:01 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 65 replies
    CNBC ^ | 10/23/13 | Steve Liesman
    <p>Regarding my recent remark on Squawk Box regarding Senator Ted Cruz, I first want to deeply and sincerely apologize if my remarks were insensitive.</p> <p>Second, I want to explain that it was not intended to be offensive in any way.</p>
  • CNBC host Steve Liesman: Let’s play some “Mexican music” and talk about Ted Cruz (Comcast/NBC)

    10/23/2013 7:33:43 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 31 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10/23/13 | Jim Treacher
    Who isn’t Mexican. Racist lies, man. But whatever, right? Cruz is a Republican, and he thinks Obama is wrong, and therefore we’re not supposed to like him. Truth Revolt: On Tuesday morning’s CNBC Squawk Box, senior economics reporter Steve Liesman blamed the weak jobs report on Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX). He said, “We’re going to call this the Senator Ted Cruz jobs report. These are the jobless claims of Senator Ted Cruz.” As CNBC showed a picture of Cruz, Liesman added, “There he is! There he is! Can we get some music to go along with that, some Mexican music...
  • Zimmerman Will Move ‘ASAP’ on Lawsuit Against NBC for Fraudulent Audio Editing

    07/14/2013 6:34:32 PM PDT · by Kolath · 83 replies
    Newbusters ^ | July 14, 2013 | Matthew Sheffield
    Now that he has successfully defended himself from criminal charges brought against him by the state of Florida for the 2012 shooting death of Trayvon Martin, George Zimmerman is going to resume a lawsuit he filed several months earlier against NBC News. Launched in the midst of the state prosecution against him by a separate civil team, the lawsuit is a defamation claim alleging that NBC deliberately altered an audio recording so as to make Zimmerman appear to be racist.
  • Leno Taking Shots At NBC And Obama

    03/20/2013 5:00:13 PM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 43 replies
    Looks like Leno knows he's out so he's going scorched earth here. LOL "You know the whole legend of St. Patrick, right? St. Patrick drove all the snakes out of Ireland, and then they came into the United States and became NBC executives," Leno joked, as some in his studio audience gasped. "It's a fascinating story, a fascinating story. On Tuesday, Leno joked: "Did you hear about this? A 28-year-old woman from Serbia has a rare brain condition where she sees everything upside down. The good news? She's now been given a job at the White House as President Obama's...
  • Who Owns the News Media

    09/21/2012 11:09:41 AM PDT · by B4Ranch · 24 replies
    Who Owns The Media? The 6 Monolithic Corporations That Control Almost Everything We Watch, Hear And Read Back in 1983, approximately 0 corporations controlled the vast majority of all news media in the United States. Today, ownership of the news media has been concentrated in the hands of just six incredibly powerful media corporations. These corporate behemoths control most of what we watch, hear and read every single day. They own television networks, cable channels, movie studios, newspapers, magazines, publishing houses, music labels and even many of our favorite websites. Sadly, most Americans don't even stop to think about who...
  • Trayvon Martin call was "mistake, not deliberate": NBC (Refuses to name supposedly "fired producer")

    04/08/2012 5:25:10 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 63 replies
    Reuters ^ | 4/8/12 | Chris Francescani
    NBC News' decision to air an edited call from George Zimmerman to police in the moments before he shot Trayvon Martin was "a mistake and not a deliberate act to misrepresent the phone call," according the president of network's news division. The edit in question, which aired on the network's flagship "Today" morning show last week, made it appear that Zimmerman told police that Martin was black without being prompted, when, in fact, the full tape reveals that the neighborhood watch captain only did so when responding to a question posed by a dispatcher. Under growing public pressure to explain...
  • NBC News 'Punk Faggot' Scandal Erupts ["N" Word; "Greek Homos," 'Chinamen" "Watermelons"]

    03/16/2012 4:02:02 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 14 replies
    American Spectator ^ | March 16, 2012
    NBC News 'Punk Faggot' Scandal Erupts By JEFFREY LORD on 3.16.12 Phil Griffin, Brian Williams, Al Sharpton, and Comcast: Nightly News anchor and "Reverend Al." The cast. Phil Griffin, the president of MSNBC, NBC's cable sibling. Brian Williams, anchor of The NBC Nightly News. Brian Roberts, the Chairman and CEO of Comcast, owners of NBC Universal. The Reverend Al Sharpton, host of MSNBC's Politics Nation. And Quicken Loans, one of the original seven national sponsors of The Rush Limbaugh Show that pretentiously dropped Rush's show. That would be the same MSNBC host Reverend Al Sharpton -- hired by MSNBC president...
  • “Magic” Mandate: Democrats force Comcast to create new “black programming”

    02/26/2012 4:50:24 PM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 28 replies
    American Vision News ^ | February 23rd | Joel McDurmon
    Magic Johnson slam-dunked an alley-oop tossed up by Maxine Waters (D-CA) and Attorney General Eric Holder’s office in conjunction with the FCC. The sweet-heart play emerged from a back-door screen set by these Democrats against cable giant Comcast during its merger with NBCUniversal. But the score required little magic and a lot of political pressure from the left. WashingtonFreeBeacon.com reports:
  • NBCU Sports Chairman Dick Ebersol Resigns

    05/19/2011 11:29:30 AM PDT · by archivist007 · 12 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | MAY 19, 2011, 1:24 P.M. ET | By JESSICA E. VASCELLARO And SAM SCHECHNER
    NBC Sports Group Chairman Dick Ebersol resigned Thursday, ending a multidecade run at NBC Sports amid cultural clashes with the company's new management. View Full Image Associated Press Dick Ebersol Mr. Ebersol and NBCUniversal's new chief executive, Steve Burke, have disagreed over several management matters, including Mr. Ebersol's contract, a person familiar with the matter said.
  • Comcast-NBC Deal Wins Federal Approval (Sheds Light On Olbermann Firing)

    01/22/2011 11:34:42 AM PST · by lbryce · 14 replies · 1+ views
    Media Decoder:New York Times ^ | January 18, 2011 | BRIAN STELTER and TIM ARANGO
    NBC Universal was approved by the Federal Communications Commission and the Justice Department on Tuesday, smoothing the way for the deal to close by the end of January. As expected, the approvals came with significant conditions attached. The combination of Comcast’s cable systems and NBC Universal’s channels will create a media powerhouse, and it will represent the first time that a cable company will control a major broadcast network. “This is a proud and exciting day for Comcast,” Brian L. Roberts, the Comcast chief executive, said in a statement that thanked the government agencies for their hard work. The approval...
  • Will Comcast Purchase Of NBC Universal Lead To Change In Network News Division's Liberal Agenda?

    05/11/2010 6:04:22 AM PDT · by Daniel T. Zanoza · 24 replies · 875+ views
    Illinois Family Institute ^ | May 4, 2010 | Daniel T. Zanoza
    Comcast, a giant media conglomerate, is currently in the process of purchasing NBC Universal. Comcast is the nation's largest cable service provider, serving 39 states and the District of Columbia. When negotiations are completed, Comcast will have controlling interest of the NBC network, its News Division and NBC Universal's cable networks--which include MSNBC and CNBC. The deal's price tag is an estimated $30 billion. Besides the business aspects regarding Comcast's acquisition of NBC Universal, which I won't go into here, some speculate Comcast's controlling interests of NBC Universal may lead to a huge shake-up in the management of its news...
  • NBC Cafeteria at 30 Rock Celebrates Black History Month With Fried Chicken Special?

    02/04/2010 3:50:29 PM PST · by Talkradio03 · 21 replies · 698+ views
    hotairpundit ^ | 2/4/10 | HAP
    NBC Universal Commissary at 30 rock had this menu under the title "NBC in honor of Black History Month" Photo..More at Newsbusters
  • Pro consumer? ( More Obama crony-capitalism)

    12/24/2009 11:49:55 AM PST · by gusopol3 · 2 replies · 216+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | December 24, 2009 | anon
    Another consideration here is the fact that NBC's owner, General Electric, and buyer Comcast are among the Obama administration's most reliable corporate allies. Not coincidentally, Comcast announced its support for Obamacare on the same day the NBC deal was announced, with Chief Executive Officer Brian Roberts commending Obama for "your dedication to health care reform and for the remarkable progress that has been achieved in this area under your leadership."
  • SciFi Channel Changes Name ... To 'Syfy'

    03/16/2009 6:27:49 PM PDT · by KevinDavis · 45 replies · 1,194+ views
    Airlock Alpha ^ | 03/16/09 | MICHAEL HINMAN
    SciFi Channel will soon have a new name. It has been rumored for a couple years that NBC Universal was looking to rebrand its property, but now it seems they have a name that works perfectly for it: Syfy. Monday, NBCU is expected to announce the new name that will help the conglomerate have a brand name it can own (unlike "SciFi," which is considered too common of a term). The new name will begin usage July 7, according to The New York Times, and will include a change of its Web site from scifi.com to syfy.com. "We couldn't own...
  • Green Is Universal: Corporate Shilling at Its Finest [NBC flacks for GE $]

    04/25/2008 10:58:11 AM PDT · by RatherBiased.com · 13 replies · 124+ views
    NewsBusters.org ^ | Matthew Sheffield
    As you pretty much have to know by now due to the fact that they won't shut up about it, NBC Universal's "Green Is Universal" campaign is winding down today. Begining next week, we'll no longer be hearing the media giant's numerous television properties spreading feel-good environmentalism to viewers and promoting allegedly earth-friendly policies (ethanol, anyone?). I, for one, couldn't be more happy, not just because we'll finally be spared the painful inanity that such reports often entail but also because of the numerous acts of unethical journalism we'll no longer have to witness.We often hear lefties rage against Rupert...
  • NBC Universal Goes Green

    11/04/2007 9:03:01 PM PST · by racing fan · 32 replies · 785+ views
    Multichannel News ^ | 10/23/2007 | none
    From eco-friendly pop-ups and “Eureka moments” to a twist on USA Network’s tagline, the cable networks of NBC Universal will fly their appropriately colored flags during the company’s “Green Is Universal” initiative next month. Bravo, Sci Fi Channel, USA and Universal HD are all stepping up to the environmental plate with programming and public affairs campaigns during NBCU’s green push from Nov. 4-10. Through its worldwide programming, specials and consumer-focused events, the week will focus NBC Universal's resources and efforts toward educating viewers, Web and wireless users, and the company's employees on ecological issues and the impact on the environment....
  • NBC Universal to Slash Costs In News, Prime-Time Programs (MSNBC relocating)

    10/19/2006 1:16:20 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 25 replies · 1,649+ views
    Excerpts - NBC Universal is slashing its news budget and abandoning high-cost dramas in the 8 p.m. hour, paring expenses in traditional television as viewers and advertisers flock to new kinds of media. ~ snip ~ Operations for the cable-news channel MSNBC in Secaucus, N.J., will be shuttered and moved to Rockefeller Center in Manhattan and another facility in New Jersey. ~ snip ~
  • NBC To Take Over MSNBC Cable From Microsoft

    12/23/2005 11:35:40 AM PST · by HAL9000 · 22 replies · 701+ views
    designtechnica.com ^ | December 23, 2005 | Geoff Duncan
    NBC Universal says it's taking over operations of the MSNBC cable channel from Microsoft, with an option to buy out Microsoft's remaining shares in two years. Ten years ago, it seemed an odd marriage: software titan Microsoft—only beginning to hear serious antitrust rumbling—getting into the cable news business with General Electric's NBC to form MSBC, a 24-hour cable news network intended to rival Rupert Murdoch's Fox News Ted Turner's CNN. Oh, but how the world changes: Ted Turner sold to Time Warner, Time Warner merged with AOL, the U.S. divided into red and blue and Fox veered towards crimson,...
  • Report: NBC in Talks To Buy Out MSNBC Stake

    03/03/2005 11:17:29 AM PST · by HAL9000 · 13 replies · 2,135+ views
    Associated Press | March 3, 2005
    NBC Universal is in talks to buy out Microsoft Corp.'s stake in MSNBC, the struggling news cable channel, according to a news report today. The New York Post, quoting unnamed sources, reported that the two companies are in advanced talks to close a deal that would put NBC Universal in full control of MSNBC, while Microsoft would still have access to some of NBC's content for online use. A spokesman for NBC Universal, a unit of General Electric Co., declined to comment, as did a spokesman for Microsoft. Microsoft and NBC founded MSNBC and its companion online news site...
  • Vivendi-GE Sign to Create NBC Universal

    10/08/2003 2:37:42 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 33 replies · 406+ views
    Reuters | October 8, 2003
    PARIS (Reuters) - French media firm Vivendi Universal and U.S. conglomerate General Electric said on Wednesday they had signed a final deal to combine GE's NBC television unit with Vivendi's Universal Studios and cable channels, creating a $43 billion entertainment powerhouse. Under a deal whose broad outlines were unveiled last month, shareholders in Vivendi Universal Entertainment will receive $3.8 billion in cash, with $3.3 billion of that going directly to Vivendi Universal. As part of the agreement, GE intends to issue common stock at or before the closing to fund the cash portion of the deal. NBC Universal will...