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Comcast CEO Brian Roberts’ Pay Rises to Nearly $34M, NBCU CEO Jeff Shell Hits $21.6M In 2021

NBCUniversal CEO Jeff Shell’s 2021 compensation reached $21.6 million, up 31 percent from $16.5 million for 2020. NBCU owner and pay TV, media and technology giant Comcast disclosed his and other top executives’ pay for the most recent year in a regulatory filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Friday. It was the […]

“The Streaming Business Is War”: An Excerpt From HBO Oral History ‘Tinderbox’

It’s hard to imagine a cash crunch involving mega meta AT&T, but that’s exactly what was going on at WarnerMedia in 2020 and 2021. The crunch required adjustments to be made to HBO Max planning, and the big question that had been asked since AT&T had taken over in 2018 — whether its streaming service […]

Comcast CEO: “Scale Matters,” Sports Rights Involve “Really Hard Calls”

While the conglomerate is often the topic of M&A speculation, NBCUniversal owner Comcast is “an incredibly unique, different and special company,” chairman and CEO Brian Roberts said on Wednesday, adding that “I wouldn’t want to trade places with too many people, if anyone.” Speaking during the virtual Goldman Sachs 30th Annual Communacopia Conference, Roberts said […]

Comcast CEO Brian Roberts Dismisses M&A Interest, But Opens Door to International Partnership

Deals chatter and debate always surrounds Comcast, led by chairman and CEO Brian Roberts. It came as no surprise then that since the May news of the Discovery-WarnerMedia merger, Wall Street observers have wondered if the media and telecom giant that owns NBCUniversal and Sky may look to boost its scale via an acquisition or […]

Universal Orlando Theme Park Attendance Hitting “2019 Levels on Many Days,” Says Comcast CEO

NBCUniversal owner Comcast feels it has the assets needed to do well in the competitive media space, chairman and CEO Brian Roberts said on Wednesday in responding to a question about what Discovery’s $43 billion deal for AT&T’s WarnerMedia means for the competing conglomerate. “What AT&T does sort of speaks for itself,” he said at […]

NBCUniversal CEO Jeff Shell’s 2020 Pay Hits $16.5 Million

Parent company and cable giant Comcast disclosed compensation for its top executives in a regulatory filing.

Peacock Had a “Fantastic Launch,” Says Comcast CEO

Brian Roberts also talked about the Summer Olympics in Tokyo and NFL remaining a "big priority" during rights renewal talks during an investors conference appearance.

Comcast CEO Says Breaking Theatrical Window Was “Right Move”

"We will continue lean into what has become a successful hybrid model," Brian Roberts told an analyst call.

Comcast Cable CEO David Watson Shares His Own Coronavirus Recovery Story

Comcast Cable CEO David Watson, who oversees the cable giant's traditional TV infastructure, on Monday said he and his wife, Ellen, both tested positive for the novel coronavirus and survived the health crisis.

Steve Burke’s NBCUniversal Pay Rose to $42.6 Million in 2019

NBCUniversal's Steve Burke got compensation worth $42.6 million in 2019, up 6.5 percent, with Comcast chairman and CEO Brian Roberts up 4 percent to $36.4 million.

Comcast CEO’s Family Donates $5 Million for Student Laptops During School Closures

Comcast CEO Brian Roberts and his family have donated $5 million to the School District of Philadelphia so students have laptops to study from home during current school closures amid the COVID-19 crisis.

Comcast Raises $4 Billion in New Debt to Offset Virus Impact

Comcast has raised $4 billion through a debt offering to offset the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on its businesses, according to a SEC filing made public Wednesday.