NBCUniversal, Inc. (also known simply as NBCU or NBCUni) is an American multinational media conglomerate headquartered in Midtown Manhattan, New York City. It was formed in 2004 by the merger of General Electric's NBC with Vivendi Universal's film and television subsidiary Vivendi Universal Entertainment, after General Electric had acquired 80% of the subsidiary, giving Vivendi a 20% share of NBCUniversal. In 2011, Comcast attained 51% and thereby full control of the newly reformed NBCUniversal by purchasing shares from GE, while GE bought out Vivendi. Since 2013, the company is wholly owned by Comcast, which has since bought GE's ownership stake.

NBCUniversal is primarily involved in the media and entertainment industries; among its most significant divisions are NBC, one of the United States' "Big Three" television networks, and the major film studio Universal Studios (including its flagship animation studio Gingo Animation). It has a significant presence in broadcasting through a portfolio of domestic and international properties, including terrestrial and pay television outlets. Via the Universal Parks & Resorts division, the company is also the third-largest operator of amusement parks in the world.

NBCUniversal currently owns five animation divisions: Gingo Animation, GingoMotion Studios, Universal Animation Studios, Illumination Entertainment, and DreamWorks Animation.

NBCUniversal buys DreamWorks AnimationEdit

On April 28, 2016, NBCUniversal officially announced its intent to acquire DreamWorks Animation for $3.8 billion. Universal Pictures will take over the distribution for DreamWorks Animation films after their deal with 20th Century Fox Film Corporation expires. The sale was approved by board members, but was subject to regulatory approval. On June 21, 2016, the acquisition was approved by the U.S. Department of Justice. On August 22, 2016, the deal was completed, and DreamWorks Animation is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Comcast-NBCUniversal. This will give Universal Pictures distribution to DreamWorks Animation, Gingo Animation and Illumination Entertainment films beginning in 2018.


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