Archives: November 2009

GE, Vivendi Move Closer to NBC Deal

Posted by: Ron Grover on November 30

General Electric (GE) and French telecommunications company Vivendi(VIVDY) are inching back toward a deal for GE to buy Vivendi’s 20% stake in NBC Universal, sources say. The movement comes a...

Byrne Leaving BusinessWeek to Start Digital Media Company

Posted by: Tom Lowry on November 24

John A. Byrne, for years one of BusinessWeek's most prolific writers and later one its most admired editors, is leaving the magazine to launch his own digital media company. Byrne,...

First Bids in MGM Auction Expected Soon

Posted by: Ron Grover on November 23

How’s the modern day “data room” work? Forget the locked conference room in a law firm, where the dealmakers of old used to pour over reams of facts, figures and...

A Chat With BusinessWeek's Editor-To-Be

Posted by: Tom Lowry on November 17

Josh Tyrangiel, who was named this morning to be editor of a Bloomberg-owned BusinessWeek, says it's too early to lay out specific plans for the magazine but his goal is...

Top Time Editor To Become BusinessWeek's New Editor

Posted by: Tom Lowry on November 17

Josh Tyrangiel, a deputy managing editor at Time magazine and the top editor of its online operations, will become the first editor of a Bloomberg-owned BusinessWeek. The acquisition, announced...

Iger Plays Musical Chairs At Disney

Posted by: Tom Lowry on November 13

Walt Disney CFO Tom Staggs may soon get some on-the-job experience in another corner of the Mouse House. Disney’s top financial executive is expected to swap jobs with Disney theme...

MGM Creditors May Press for an Auction

Posted by: Ron Grover on November 11

It may not be long before the troubled MGM studio is forced by its creditors to seek a buyer. That’s the word coming out of a Nov. 4 meeting between...

Spielberg: Have Movies Will Travel

Posted by: Ron Grover on November 06

Even before Steven Spielberg's newly reformulated Dreamworks SKG makes its first film, his studio is moving – well, sort of. BusinessWeek has learned that movies made by Dreamworks, headed by...

BusinessWeek's Top Online Executive To Leave Magazine

Posted by: Tom Lowry on November 05

Roger Neal, the general manager of BusinessWeek’s online operations, is the third top executive to resign from his post following the announced sale of the magazine to Bloomberg LP in...

John Malone Deals Himself Out At DirecTV

Posted by: Ron Grover on November 03

Sometimes even a wheeler-dealer like John Malone outsmarts himself. That’s seems to be the situation at DirectTV. (DTV), where the razor sharp media baron seems to have dealt himself...

Media Deals: Why They Fail

Posted by: Tom Lowry on November 03

On Monday night, 150 or so of the media elite gathered at the Thomson Reuters headquarters in New York’s Times Square to listen to a panel discussion focused on one...

Universal Music CEO Morris To Bring in Successor

Posted by: Ron Grover on November 02

Universal Music Group CEO Doug Morris is quietly making plans to bring in a successor to help run the world’s largest music company , BusinessWeek has been told. Sometime this...

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