Brian Roberts


Comcast exploring ‘global NBC-Sky news channel’

Comcast is exploring the possibility of “launching a global NBC-Sky news channel later this year”, according to CEO Brian Roberts. Speaking on Comcast’s Q1 earnings call, Roberts said that Comcast was moving ahead to combine key NBCUniversal and Sky assets, including some European TV channels and global content distribution businesses as well as to collaborate […]

Comcast makes firm US$65bn bid for Fox assets

As widely expected, Comcast has made a firm bid for 21st Century Fox’s TV and studio assets following a US court’s rejection of the US Department of Justice’s case against the merger of AT&T and Time Warner. The US cable and media giant has offered US$35 a share in cash for Fox, a 19% premium […]

Comcast makes £22bn cash bid for Sky

Comcast has made a firm cash offer for Sky that values the pay TV operator at £22 billion (€25 billion), with a commitment to maintain annual expenditure on Sky News for at least 10 years and to establish an independent editorial board for the channel. The announcement, which accompanied Comcast’s Q1 results, puts the US […]

NBCU ‘well set’ for post-mega-merger era

The CEO of Comcast has said NBCUniversal’s current performance means the content business is well prepared for any landscape changes, including the potential Fox-Time Warner merger. Brian Roberts told investors NBCU’s performance “strategically and financial positions us well in the content business”, and that “we certainly don’t think we need to bulk up in content”. […]

Comcast to pay US$45 billion for Time Warner Cable

Comcast has confirmed it has struck a deal to buy rival Time Warner Cable (TWC) in a deal worth US$45.2 billion (€39.8 billion) that will bring together the two largest players in the US cable market by subscribers. The all-stock deal, which was agreed last night and was announced formally today, will see Comcast pay […]