More layoffs hit NBC Universal
November 13, 2012
More jobs are on the chopping block at NBCUniversal.
The broadcast and cable giant is reducing its workforce by 100, according to The Wall Street Journal, bringing the total number of employees cut over the past few months to 500.
This week’s layoffs will come largely at G4 network, a Comcast channel that got rolled into NBCU when the latter was purchased by the cable giant nearly two years ago.
G4 sustained a previous round of layoffs several weeks ago, when the long-running programs “Attack of the Show” and “X-Play” were canceled and their staffs let go.
NBCU is rumored to be chopping 500 jobs total during the final months of the year. That tally includes the roughly two dozen layoffs at “The Tonight Show” earlier this year.
Other NBCU networks that have been hit by layoffs include Syfy, Bravo, USA, Oxygen, E! and Style, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Comcast is looking to cut costs, of course, but also to eliminate duplicate jobs and inefficiencies that arose when it took over NBCU.
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