GE (GE) and Vivendi are reportedly $500M apart in talks to relieve Vivendi of its stake in NBC...

|By:, SA News Editor

GE (GE) and Vivendi are reportedly $500M apart in talks to relieve Vivendi of its stake in NBC Universal, the difference between NBCU's book value ($6.3B) and what GE would like to pay. Sources say Comcast (CMCSA) and GE could reach a merger deal as soon as next month, assuming GE can secure Vivendi's 20% stake.