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Oct. 8, 2009 8:30 am

Comcast Roundup: Sea of rumors of NBC Universal purchase and More

Every Thursday morning, find all the stories you need to know about your friendly telecommunications giant in the Comcast Roundup. Get an e-mail subscription to our Comcast news updates. Every few weeks, a single story dominates Comcast news. But few compare to the media hovering over the rumors that Comcast was in talks with General […]

Every Thursday morning, find all the stories you need to know about your friendly telecommunications giant in the Comcast Roundup. Get an e-mail subscription to our Comcast news updates.

Every few weeks, a single story dominates Comcast news. But few compare to the media hovering over the rumors that Comcast was in talks with General Electric about the wild mega-purchase of NBC Universal — something to the tune of $20 to $35 billion for a 51 percent stake.

So, while a stiff denial came first and all that has since been verified is that Comcast executives — among other suitors — were in the very beginning stages of talks with General Electric about NBCU and that deals like this often fail because of the complexity surrounding them, we can’t possibly ignore the buzz around this.

Thusly, after the jump, we bring you the best of the oh-my-God-could-a-Philadelphia-company-actually-own-one-of-the-most-storied-entertainment-brands-in-the-world hysteria below.

Oh, and yeah, there was some other Comcast news:

When there is just too much Comcast news to follow, the Comcast Roundup will be there.

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Christopher Wink

Christopher Wink is a cofounder and Editorial Director of Technical.ly, the local technology news network. Previously, Wink worked for a homeless advocacy nonprofit and was a freelance reporter for a variety of publications. He writes regularly about news innovation and best business practices on his personal blog here. The bicycle commuter loves cities, urban politics and squabbling about neighborhood boundaries.

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