NBC Universal may just be up for auction. The decision will not be made until after the Beijing Olympics. NBC Universal is the entertainment division of General Electric.
According to a report in the Financial Times, the company, whose estimated value is around $40 billion, is rumored to be potentially up for sale due to the drop in performance and the lack of uniformity with GE's other businesses that are predominantly industrial and financial.
NBC Universal consists of the following subsidiaries NBC, Universal Studios, NBC Universal Television Group, NBC News CNBC, MSNBC, iVillage, ION Media Networks, qubo