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Activision to spend billions to buy back Vivendi stake

Game giant Activision Blizzard is taking back the firm's controlling stake in deals worth more than $8 billion.

By Jul. 26, 2013


Vivendi, Activision Blizzard deal held up for shareholder vote

Vivendi's $8.2 billion sale was all set to go before a shareholder filed suit requesting a vote on the matter.

By Sep. 19, 2013


Vivendi faces trouble offloading Activision stake, report says

The company, which owns an $8.1 billion stake in Activision, has tried to get Microsoft to bite, but so far, has failed.

By Jul. 13, 2012


Vivendi to buy Vodafone's stake in SFR

The deal for the 44 percent of the French mobile operator that Vivendi doesn't already own is valued at $11.3 billion.

By Apr. 3, 2011


The Vivendi-Activision merger is bad for gamers

The Vivendi-Activision merger is being heralded as a great move in video games, but according to Don Reisinger, this deal couldn't be worse for gamers.

By Dec. 3, 2007


Report: GE, Vivendi reach deal to clear NBC sale

Company to buy Vivendi's 20 percent stake in NBC Universal for roughly $5.8 billion, making way for Comcast to acquire NBC Universal, according to the Journal and the Times.

By Dec. 1, 2009


Activision stock buyout allowed, sans shareholder vote

The company can now buy back Vivendi's shares without holding a shareholder vote on the matter.

By Oct. 11, 2013


Vying for Sprint, Softbank said to bid $8.5B for Universal Music

Vivendi, which owns the world's largest music group, rejects the offer despite its $2 billion premium, the Financial Times reports.

By Jul. 18, 2013


Comcast scoops up rest of NBC Universal from GE

The cable giant has completed its $16.7 billion deal to acquire the remaining 49 percent of NBCU from former owner General Electric.

By Mar. 20, 2013


CNET News Daily Podcast: Comcast's NBC buy and bandwidth meter

In today's podcast, Comcast takes the main headlines with its NBC acquisition attempt and upcoming bandwidth meter that it began rolling out in Portland, Ore., this week.

By Dec. 1, 2009