MS/NBC: Deal Was Completed On Wed.

By Brian 

In Saturday’s NY Times, Bill Carter questions the timing of the MS/NBC announcement:

Reached at home yesterday, Julie Summersgill, a corporate spokeswoman for NBC, said that despite the timing, the companies were not trying to bury the news on the slowest news weekend of the year. It simply worked out that way, she said. “Ideally, we would have put this out on Tuesday,” Ms. Summersgill said.

But Carter doesn’t seem to buy it: “The deal was completed late Wednesday night, but neither company could apparently manage to prepare an announcement in time to be released Thursday.”