NBC In Talks With Microsoft, May Buy MSNBC.com Stake

Posted on May 25 2012 - 8:25am by Editorial Staff

Citing “sources” AdWeek reports that NBCUniversal is in talks with software giant, Microsoft to buy back MSNBC.com. A possible deal would help MSNBC have its own website with its own brand although the companies are in negotiations stage.

MSNBC network and MSNBC.com were both launches as a joint venture between NBCUniversal and Microsoft back in 1996. In 2005, NBC purchased the majority of Microsoft’s stake of MSNBC but although MSNBC.com has remained a joint venture, while maintaining a distinct personality from the network.

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