GE (GE) will delay paying Vivendi (VIVDY.PK) cash for its $5.8B purchase of Vivendi's stake in...

|By:, SA News Editor

GE (GE) will delay paying Vivendi (VIVDY.PK) cash for its $5.8B purchase of Vivendi's stake in NBC Universal, sources say. Vivendi will only get its money once the Comcast (CMCSA) deal closes, which could take more than a year due to regulatory reviews. If the deal doesn't close by late 2010, Vivendi could be entitled to a payment of up to $2B from GE.