Comcast to buy out GE's stake in NBC, Universal Themeparks

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  1. lockedoutlogic

    lockedoutlogic DIS Veteran

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    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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  3. lockedoutlogic

    lockedoutlogic DIS Veteran

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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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    I left Comcrap 10yrs ago and have been with Direct TV. Will never give them a penny ever again.
     
  5. Peter Pirate 2

    Peter Pirate 2 <font color=red>I may be a Disney curmudgeon but I

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    You mean you'll never go to Universal?
     
  6. lockedoutlogic

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    On any given day...there's a 77% chance that he would be in WDW:stir:
     
  7. RES1536

    RES1536 Earning My Ears

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    I will never forgive Comcast for taking over my dear TechTV.
     
  8. disneymayz

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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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    ~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.
     
  10. skier_pete

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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.
     
  11. lockedoutlogic

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    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.

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  12. cristen

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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.
     
  13. SpacePlace

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    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.
     
  14. 2012DisneyWorldBride

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    Hmmmm I think I need to ignore this thread... My husband is a manager for comcast.
     
  15. cristen

    cristen DIS Veteran<br><font color="green">Yes, you need t

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    Mine is too. :thumbsup2 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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