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Google-NBC Universal TV Ad Partnership Dissolves

One of Google’s biggest victories in terms of television advertising partnerships has unraveled.  Google and NBC Universal have dissolved the pact they established two years ago, meaning would-be advertisers will lose access to a number of high-profile channels.

GE/Comcast NBC Universal Deal Said to Be Complete

CNBC reports that the deal between GE and Comcast over a majority stake in NBC Universal is complete, and will likely be announced officially Thursday morning. This comes from what CNBC attributes as a "source close to the merger".

According to the report, GE and Comcast are waiting on Vivendi to sign an agreement, selling its 20% stake, which is worth about $5.8 billion. CNBC’s David Faber outlines the deal:

EveryZing Partners with NBC Universal on Video Search
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Video ZEO firm EveryZing has closed an $8.25 Million round of funding from its existing investors, which include Fairhaven Capital, General Catalyst Partners, Accel Partners and BBN Technologies. EveryZing has also added GE and NBC Universal’s Peacock Equity Fund as an investor.

EveryZing will also be deploying its universal search and publishing solutions across a number of NBCU’s Internet properties. The goal is to improve the video search experience for some major media sites.

NBC Redefines Its Local Sites

NBC is launching new local sites in cities across the United States, targeted at "locals only" to help them stay connected with what is going on in their respective cities.

Google Gets More Integrated Into TV Advertising
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NBC UniversalAs more television makes the transition to the Internet, Google is doing its part to bring a little of the Internet back to television. It is doing so through a newly signed deal with NBC Universal (NBCU) in a move to help NBCU attract "new kinds" of advertisers.

NBC Universal’s Pure Content Company at CES
The International Consumer Electronics Show every January in Vegas is one of the largest trade shows in the world and usually the one event that drives the world gadget wild. 

Imb_ceslogo Featuring international debuts of all kinds of new products, some of the early buzz abou

Hulu Starts Video Hullabaloo

The anti-YouTube video site supported by News Corp and NBC Universal clicked its private beta with online TV programs featuring “Heroes” and “The Simpsons” in Hulu’s lineup.

Hulu Being Sued By Lulu

Lulu Enterprises, an online self-publishing company has filed suit against News Corp/NB C Universal’s joint venture Hulu for trademark infringement, unfair and deceptive trade practices and for federal cyberpiracy.

NBC Gets Corny With P2P Fight

Let’s hope the FCC is smarter than this. Wait, which FCC? Oh, crap. In a filing with the FCC, lobbyists for NBC Universal recently made this anti-piracy claim (paraphrased): Piracy hurts corn farmers and farm equipment manufacturers.

News Corp And NBC Add Content Partners

News Corporation and NBC Universal have added new content partners for their video site, which will launch later this summer.

NBC Universal, MobiTV Team Up For Wireless Deal

The battleground for the third screen continues as NBC Universal and MobiTV team up to offer on-demand programming to wireless customers. Users will be able to take in shows featured on NBC, USA Network, Sci-Fi Channel, Telemundo and other NBCU properties as well.