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Old 02-12-2013, 07:25 PM   #1
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Comcast to buy out GE's stake in NBC, Universal Themeparks

Apparently Comcast likes the arrangement that Disney has...as they are buying out the 49% stake that they didnt own of NBC and...importantly for parks fans - universal studios.

This is great news for fans of Disney parks...as strong competition with similar financial
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Old 02-12-2013, 07:28 PM   #2
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Officially...I still HATE Comcast...


My bill is going up this month so much that I might be financing the buyout myself
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Old 02-12-2013, 09:50 PM   #3
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Officially...I still HATE Comcast...


My bill is going up this month so much that I might be financing the buyout myself
I left Comcrap 10yrs ago and have been with Direct TV. Will never give them a penny ever again.
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I left Comcrap 10yrs ago and have been with Direct TV. Will never give them a penny ever again.
You mean you'll never go to Universal?
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Old 02-12-2013, 10:13 PM   #5
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You mean you'll never go to Universal?
On any given day...there's a 77% chance that he would be in WDW
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I will never forgive Comcast for taking over my dear TechTV.
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Old 02-14-2013, 06:40 AM   #7
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Funny how it turned into a Comcast bashing. I pay them so I can watch TV. When I turn my TV on there are channels there, so they do what I pay them to do. When I have a probelem, which I rarely do, they come out and fix it because I CALL until it is fixed. Everything goes up! Did people switch to a gas powered generator becasue their electric rates went up? I didn't. Ticket prices to Disney goes up every year also. I still go. It's part of life.
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~Wow...

~This is great news for Universal! I know Disney doesn't like this, for some reason they are in no real hurry to create new innovative, or even creative rides and experiences for WDW.
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I hate comcast because the own the Philadelphia Flyers, and I hate the Flyers. Then, by some weird coincidence, the team with the most games on NBC (also partly owned by comcast) - the Flyers.

They are like Disney's evil twin!

Seriously though, we don't have comcast in our area, and we have Directv anyways.
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I hate comcast because the own the Philadelphia Flyers, and I hate the Flyers. Then, by some weird coincidence, the team with the most games on NBC (also partly owned by comcast) - the Flyers.

They are like Disney's evil twin!

Seriously though, we don't have comcast in our area, and we have Directv anyways.
There's is no question that the Flyers are a rotting carcass of filth submerged in a cesspool...

However all I know is that I paid for an out of market package that only gets me 18 of 48 games - as the other 30 are on national TV. Granted, that includes NHL Network games...but they are basically a wing of Comcast, CBC, and RDS now anyway.

Right state, wrong team.
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Old 02-21-2013, 07:56 PM   #11
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They were always going to buy it. It was part of the original deal. They just paid off the loan to GE earlier than expected.
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Old 02-22-2013, 12:03 PM   #12
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~This is great news for Universal! I know Disney doesn't like this, for some reason they are in no real hurry to create new innovative, or even creative rides and experiences for WDW.
The way I use to feel about Disney when they were the leaders in new ride technologies and effects is gone and now I get excited about what Universal is rolling out. It would be nice if Disney could take it up a notch to Universal's level. Maybe this will light a fire under them.
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Hmmmm I think I need to ignore this thread... My husband is a manager for comcast.
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Old 02-22-2013, 10:15 PM   #14
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Mine is too. I always have to hear how awful comcast is. I just ignore it. You won't be able to convince anyone otherwise.
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