TITLE

Vivendi Deals Should Bolster USA Nets

AUTHOR(S)
Umstad, R. Thomas
PUB. DATE
December 2001
SOURCE
Multichannel News;12/24/2001, Vol. 22 Issue 52, p8
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Reports the benefits of the cash-and-stock acquisition of USA Networks Inc. by Vivendi Universal SA in the United States. Provision of top Universal Studios library titles; Improvement in the original programming of USA Networks Inc.; Creation of five channels of niche and basic programing.
ACCESSION #
5813512

 

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