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  1. Comcast-Spectacor's Peter Luukko Talks Venue Management, the Booming Arena Market and What's Next

    July 23, 2012 2:26 PM EDT This is the extended version of an interview with Comcast Spectacor/Global Spectrum's Peter Luukko that appeared in this week's Billboard Magazine. You can subscribe to Billboard Magazine right here . Sitting in his corner office at the ...

  2. Global Spectrum's Savvy Management Keeps Venue Clients Satisfied

    July 18, 2012 7:20 PM EDT Global Spectrum's Savvy Management Keeps Venue Clients Satisfied Global Spectrum COO John Page is a big man with a big office in a big building in the big town of Philadelphia. And he has a big responsibility in overseeing the company, report ...

  3. Philadelphia Freedom

    July 18, 2012 7:20 PM EDT Sitting in his corner office at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Peter Luukko is at home in the epicenter of Philly good times, with a view of the world. Luukko is president/COO of sports and entertainment giant Comcast-­Spectacor and chair ...

  4. Ovations Feeds Fans and Helps Drive Comcast-Spectator's Success

    July 18, 2012 7:20 PM EDT Ovations Feeds Fans and Helps Drive Comcast-Spectator's Success For Comcast-Spectacor, the decision to enter the food and beverage business - like so many other decisions in the past dozen years of growth - just made good business sense for t ...

  5. Comcast-Spectacor's Ticketing Divisions Give Venues New Web Power

    July 18, 2012 7:20 PM EDT Comcast-Spectacor's ticketing divisions give venues new Web power to sell seatsBy Ray Waddell The ticketing divisions of Comcast-­Spectacor - the time-tested software of Paciolan and the forward-thinking white-label services of New Era Ticket ...

  6. Diddy to Launch Revolt, a New Music Network, Through Comcast

    February 21, 2012 11:26 AM EST Comcast, the nation's largest cable provider with more than 22 million subscribers, will distribute networks owned by Sean "Diddy" Combs, NBA superstar Magic Johnson, and Hollywood director Robert Rodriguez. The announcement came Tu ...

  7. Billboard Power 100: Peter Luukko

    January 26, 2012 7:25 PM EST No. 71 Peter Luukko President/COO Global Spectrum chairman Comcast-Spectacor Live and Direct Peter Luukko is like James Dolan (see No. 81 ) -- except on a national level. Twenty million tickets sold is a lot of tickets, by anyone's count. And ...

  8. Exclusive: Brock Jones To Comcast-Spectacor

    January 13, 2012 5:00 AM EST In a move with national touring industry implications, Brock Jones, formerly VP of Bookings at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena, has joined Philadelphia-based sports and entertainment firm Comcast-Spectacor in the newly-created role of VP of Boo ...

  9. Hulu Takes Itself Off the Auction Block

    October 13, 2011 10:33 PM EDT Hulu's months-long effort to find a buyer has been unsuccessful. Owners of the popular company that lets users watch TV shows and movies on-demand via the Internet said late Thursday they have "terminated the sale process." News Cor ...

  10. Comcast - NBC Universal Merge, Create $30 Billion Media Behemoth

    January 30, 2011 9:52 AM EST Comcast Corp has completed its takeover of NBC Universal, creating a $30 billion media behemoth that controls not just how television shows and movies are made but how they are delivered to people's homes. In a statement on Saturday, Comcast ...

  11. Entertainment And Media Deals Lead 2010 Mergers and Acquisitions

    January 28, 2011 6:54 AM EST U.S. entertainment and media industry merger and acquisition activity rose slightly in 2010 when looking at the number of deals and outpaced the overall U.S. deal market, according to PricewaterhouseCoopers. However, the total value of completed i ...

  12. Comcast Wins Government Approval To Take Over NBC

    January 18, 2011 12:00 AM EST The federal government on Tuesday gave Comcast Corp., the country's largest cable company, the green light to take over NBC Universal, home of the NBC television network. Comcast is buying a 51 percent stake in NBC Universal from General Elec ...

  13. Will The Comcast-NBC Universal Deal Get FCC Approval Today?

    January 18, 2011 12:00 AM EST The Federal Communications Commission may approve Comcast Corp.'s proposed purchase of NBC Universal Tuesday, according to reports. Citing what it called "people close to the review," the Wall Street Journal said four of the FCC ...

  14. Comcast/NBC Universal Deal Delayed, Still Awaiting FCC & DOJ Approval

    December 22, 2010 12:00 AM EST Comcast Corp's NBC Universal purchase will be delayed until at least next month, with federal regulators taking longer than the companies had hoped to sort through the deal. NBC Universal Chief Executive Jeff Zucker, who will leave the compan ...

  15. Ryan Seacrest In Talks To Launch Cable Network

    October 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Are you ready for the Ryan Seacrest channel? The reality producer, radio personality and "American Idol" host is in early talks with talent agency CAA and entertainment company AEG about jointly launching a new cable network. The busines ...

  16. Billboard.biz Q&A: Comcast-Spectator President

    March 09, 2010 12:00 AM EST On the heels of the just completed acquisition by Comcast-Spectator of ticketing software company Paciolan , Comcast-Spectator president Peter Luukko spoke with Billboard.biz about the steps that led to the merger, how the company intends to compe ...

  17. Done Deal: Comcast-Spectacor Buys Live Nation's Paciolan

    March 09, 2010 12:00 AM EST Comcast-Spectacor, the Philadelphia-based sports and entertainment firm, has completed its acquisition of ticketing software provider Paciolan from Live Nation Entertainment. Terms were not disclosed. As a result of the acquisition, Comcast-Specta ...

  18. Business Matters: We7, Live Nation, Ticketmaster

    December 03, 2009 12:00 AM EST Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. -- Continuing its series on executive Q&As on the topic of ad-supported music, Music Ally talks to We7's Steve Purdham . While Purdham� ...

  19. Taylor Swift Links With Comcast For VOD Deal

    December 02, 2009 12:00 AM EST In another sign of its commitment to building content strength, Comcast unveiled an exclusive VOD partnership with country singer Taylor Swift Wednesday - a day ahead of a likely announcement of a deal that would give the cable giant a 51% stake i ...

  20. Ex-Orchard CEO Greg Scholl Joins NBC Universal

    October 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT NBC Local Media has create a new top management structure. Greg Scholl has joined the NBC Universal local media division in the newly created position of president, local media platforms. Scholl’s first day will be Nov. 2, reporting to John Wallac ...

  21. Analyst: Hulu To Match YouTube Revs Next Year

    November 18, 2008 12:00 AM EST As Universal Music Group continues to ponder launching a Hulu-like site for music videos, Screen Digest analyst Arash Amel released a prediction that could add momentum to the idea. According to a Financial Times article , Amel says the Hulu servi ...

  22. Global Spectrum Europe Wins Croatia Contract

    November 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST Global Spectrum Europe, the partnership recently established by Philadelphia-based venue management firm Global Spectrum and the British firm NEC Group Birmingham, has been awarded the management contract for the Spaladium, a new, 12,000-seat mult ...

  23. Global Spectrum Expands Into Europe

    September 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Philadelphia-based facility management firm Global Spectrum has entered into an agreement with British firm NEC Group Birmingham to launch a new international division. Global Spectrum Europe will aim to manage and operate venues across Europe, in ...

  24. Halbert Rises At Comcast-Spectacor

    July 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Philadelphia-based sports and entertainment firm Comcast-Spectacor has elevated Jay Halbert to executive VP of finance and CFO. Based in Philadelphia, Halbert replaces Sandy Lipstein, who recently retired after 20-plus years with the company. In h ...

  25. Touring Briefs: Global Spectrum, AEG Live, RazorGator

    June 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT -- Philadelphia-based arena management firm Global Spectrum, a division of Comcast-Spectacor, will assume the operations and management contract for Oshawa, Ontario's General Motors Centre , effective June 30. Global Spectrum has appointed Vi ...

  26. mun2 Extends Reach Via Comcast

    March 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST Bilingual entertainment cable channel mun2 will grow its reach from 17 million to 24 million subscribers next month through a long-term carriage agreement with Comcast. Comcast will begin carrying mun2 on its most widely-available tier of digital ...

  27. Touring Briefs: Super Bowl XLII, Williams, AEG Live

    January 29, 2008 12:00 AM EST -- Philadelphia-based arena management firm Global Spectrum, which oversees operations of Glendale, Ariz.'s 63,400-seat University of Phoenix Stadium, is making preparations for this year's Super Bowl XLII , set for Feb. 3. In preparatio ...

  28. CenterStaging, Comcast Team For RehearsalsTV

    August 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT CenterStaging Corp. and Comcast have announced a new collaborative effort that will result in rehearsalsTV, a dedicated on-demand television service. The new service will offer a behind-the-scenes look at the CenterStaging audio production campus ...

  29. Ticketmaster Acquires Software Provider Paciolan

    July 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Ticketmaster has entered into an agreement to acquire all of the outstanding equity of ticketing services and software provider Paciolan. The ticketing giant will own Paciolan in its entirety once the transaction closes. Based in Irvine, Calif., P ...

  30. Global Spectrum Promotes Murphy

    October 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Named VP/GM of Philadelphia's Wachovia Center. Global Spectrum, operators of Philadelphia's Wachovia Center and Wachovia Spectrum for arena owner Comcast-Spectacor, have named Tim Murphy the facilities' new VP and GM. Murphy will re ...

  31. IMF Inks Deal With New NBC Video Venture

    September 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT B2B service to carry IMF programming. The International Music Feed has signed a content deal with the newly launched nbbc, NBC Universal's digital B2B marketplace. Under the deal, nbbc will now carry IMF videos and programming, including spec ...

  32. Comcast-Spectacor Ventures President Expands Role

    July 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Peter Luukko becomes president and COO. Veteran venue and entertainment executive Peter Luukko, the president of Comcast-Spectacor Ventures, will expand his duties and become president and COO of Comcast-Spectacor, the Philadelphia-based sports an ...

  33. Adelphia Moving To Online Music

    June 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Adelphia Communications Corp. is dancing its way out of bankruptcy. NEW YORK (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Adelphia Communications Corp. is dancing its way out of bankruptcy. The Denver-based cable operator said June 9 that it will launch Adelphia M ...

  34. Adelphia, MusicNet Partner For Subscription Service

    June 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Will be available to high-speed cable customers. Cable operator Adelphia Communications has partnered with MusicNet for the creation of subscription music service Adelphia Music. For an added $7.95 a month, Adelphia high-speed Internet subscribers ...

  35. Canal Plus Pacts With NBC Universal For Movies

    January 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST France's Canal Plus group said Jan. 10 that it has signed a deal with NBC Universal for exclusive first-run rights for all films produced by the studio. PARIS (The Hollywood Reporter) -- France's Canal Plus group said Jan. 10 that it has ...

  36. Disney Board Rejects Offer From Comcast

    February 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Walt Disney Company rejected Comcast Corp.'s takeover bid, but it also kept the cable giant's hopes alive by indicating more money might do the trick. The board's unanimous rejection yesterday (Fe The Walt Disney Company rejecte ...