NBC Universal deals coming soon

CNBC reports announcement will come Thursday

NEW YORK -- Comcast Corp., General Electric and Vivendi are targeting a Thursday announcement of deals that would give Comcast a 51% stake in NBC Uni, sources confirmed Tuesday.

CNBC, which is owned by NBC Uni, reported Tuesday that the deal will be announced Thursday. Sources confirmed that the deal, which has been the worst-kept secret in town, is on track for a Thursday unveiling, but some cautioned that it could still be delayed until Monday in case of last-minute delays.

Originally, Comcast and GE had hoped to finalize all details before Thanksgiving, but Vivendi's talk about its sale of its 20% stake in NBC Uni to GE ended up taking longer. The companies in recent days agreed on a $5.8 billion price tag for that stake.