NBC Universal Chief Executive Jeff Zucker gets the boot

Sat, Sep 25, 2010


After two decades with the NBC, Chief Executive Jeff Zucker will no longer be with the company once Comcast takes control. Zucker got a cancellation notice, so to speak, o after failing to turn around dwindling ratings and making questionable business decisions such as the Leno/Conan fiasco from earlier this year.

Now how does this relate to Apple? Well, it was just a few days ago that Zucker explained that NBC Universal will not make their TV shows available as $0.99 downloads from iTunes. Mirroring previous statements from Warner Brothers executives, Zucker explained that making episodes available at such a low pricepoint would devalue NBC’s content. That’s not to say that the new head honcho of NBC Universal will feel any differently, but we’ll find out soon enough.



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