TIVITIES NBC Universal (NBCU) The company owns 20% of NBC Universal, a diversified media and entertainment company engaged in the production and distribution of film and television programming; the broadcast of network television through owned and affiliated television stations within the United States; the operation of cable/satellite networks around the world; the operation of theme parks; and investment and programming activities in digital media and the Internet. NBCU owns and operates Telemundo, the U.S. Spanish-language broadcast television network. As of December 31, 2008, NBCU owned and operated 26 television stations. NBCU has secured the U.S. television rights to the Olympic Games in 2010 and 2012, National Football League (Sunday Night Football), and the Super Bowl in 2009 and 2012. NBCU operations also include programming, distribution, and investment activities in cable television. It owns USA Network, Bravo, CNBC, the SciFi Channel, MSNBC, Oxygen, UniHD, Chiller, Sleuth, mun2, and branded channels across Europe, Asia, and Latin America. NBCU has equity investments in Arts and Entertainment, The History Channel, ValueVision Media, Inc.; and a non-voting interest in ION Media Networks. In 2008, NBCU along with Bain Capital Partners LLC and The Blackstone Group acquired The Weather Channel Companies, with NBCU taking a 25% equity stake and entering into an asset management agreement. NBCU owns Universal Pictures, a film company, which is engaged in the production and worldwide distribution of theatrical, home entertainment, and television programming. NBCU also owns Universal Hollywood, operates and holds an ownership interest in the Universal Studios Florida theme parks and brands, designs and develops international theme parks under licenses. Vivendi Mobile Entertainment Vivendi Mobile Entertainment (VME) markets to end-consumers (primarily in the 15-35 age group) multi-media services and content primarily for cell phones but also for PCs, including games, short programs, music downloads, and related products for personalizing cell phones, such as ringtones and wallpapers. Markets The company has operations in France; North America; south and central America; the Asia-Pacific; Africa; and Europe (excluding France). History Vivendi SA was founded in 1853.
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