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The late Vivendi Universal

Compagnie Générale des Eaux was a globalised private utility in Paris, Lyons, Venice and Constantinople back in 1853. Now renamed Vivendi, it has sold its 'environmental' arm and owned Universal through Seagram, plus... lots. In May 2004 these holdings were "merged" into NBC Universal.

See instead:

* Vivendi Universal finance

What did Vivendi Universal do?

Follow the link below to see the titles and/or channels that Vivendi Universal controlled when it was taken over. Roughly.

* What Vivendi Universal used to own

If any information appears below here, we have loose ends in the database: let us know, please. (Just checking: are there shareholdings still on file?)

Below is information gathered up to 2014-08-19 on shareholdings in and by this media owner.

Known media shareholdings - click ? to email the informant
2003_05: _Vivendi held a 26.8 M share stake in _AOLTW [source? 2
2012_09: _Vivendi held a 100% (?) stake in _EMI [source? 3
2004_05: _Vivendi held a 20% stake in _NBC [source? 4

More on this owner
(from journalists' points of view)

These are selected pieces about this media owner. At present most come from the NUJ's London Freelance Branch newsletter the Freelance, because it already has an extensive online archive.

Year_mo Title Source
2010_01 Musicians sue for up to $6 billion in Canada [Freelance]
2003_07 Puretunes promises to pay creators for dowloads industry to sue, though [BBC]
2003_07 Michael Jackson sues Motown as if he hasn't prostituted Imagine etc enough... [BBC]
2003_07 Universal sues Bertelsmann © violation through support of Napster [Newsfox]
2003_07 The darling briefs of May [Freelance]

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