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Gloria Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-10-03 04:12 PM
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Gore Ogles Cable in Vivendi Stable as His Media Buy
Forgive me if this is old news.....It just appeared today in the Bushwatch Headlines....The link didn't work, so I searched around until I found this:



http://www.nyobserver.com/pages/story.asp?ID=7844

Gore Ogles Cable in Vivendi Stable as His Media Buy

by Joe Hagan

Will the proposed merger of NBC and Vivendi Universal Entertainment, announced on Tuesday, Sept. 2, benefit the political-counterprogramming media dream of Al Gore?

The Observer has learned that the former Vice President and his business partner, the entrepreneur and former Democratic fund-raiser Joel Hyattwho both have been quietly sussing out the creation of a cable-TV network for the last yearcalled a meeting with executives of Universal Television Group early this summer to discuss buying Newsworld International, a tiny cable news channel owned by Universal.

Sources familiar with the situation said the property might be up for grabs now that French-owned Vivendi Universal has embarked on a deal with NBC to merge its Universal Television Group properties. A source who spoke with The Observer on the condition of anonymity said another buyer or partner was also vying for the property.

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Its possible that NWI is one of many prospective deals that the Gore-Hyatt team is looking at. Another possibility: Vivendi could get the green light to sell NWI to Mr. Gore as part of a potential deal with NBC, which until now has not tendered any cash with its partnership offer.

Tonight, find out whats shaking in the Pacific: Newsworld International presents News from Japan. If Al Gore owned it, would there be footage of former President George H.W. Bushs 1991 upchuck visit?
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patdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-10-03 04:21 PM
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1. Ya know what will piss me off...is that I will have to pay a premium
to get democratic tv....and repuglican tv is in the basic plan...now that will piss me off something horrible! :grr:
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StClone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-10-03 04:24 PM
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2. I didn't see it mentioned about satellite
Wonder if Gore TV is looking at satellite. What does Murdock think about this with his tender on DirecTV?

(An aside: Is Murdocks purchase of DTV on track? I believe people have it wrong about MUrdock he will do anything to advance his empire and only takes a non-Consevative direction when all else fails.)
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