TITLE

VIACOM TALKING TV

AUTHOR(S)
James, Alison; Amdur, Meredith
PUB. DATE
June 2003
SOURCE
Daily Variety;6/27/2003, Vol. 279 Issue 58, p5
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Reports on Viacom's statement to Vivendi that it wants to be considered in the second round of bidding for Universal as a potential buyer of Universal's two cable networks and Universal Television. Moody's upgrading of its outlook on the debt of Vivendi Universal; Ownership complexities and potential tax issues associated with the sale.
ACCESSION #
10157826

 

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