Jack Welch, who lead GE’s re-acquisition of NBC, has died

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Jack Welch, the former CEO of GE that lead the corporation’s re-acquisition of NBC, has died at 84.

NBC was originally founded by RCA, Westinghouse and GE in 1926, but GE was forced to sell RCA and NBC in 1932 over antitrust concerns.

In 1986, Welch was in charge when GE re-acquired RCA.

GE almost immediately began selling off RCA’s assets but did retain NBC.

GE would eventually move into the RCA building at 30 Rockefeller Plaza. It would eventually become known as the GE building.

NBC, in turn, would eventually be combined with Vivendi Universal’s entertainment properties to form NBCUniversal in 2003, after Welch’s retirement. Comcast then acquired NBCU in 2011.

Meanwhile, 30 Rockefeller Plaza was officially renamed the Comcast Building in 2015.

NBC currently has offices on floors 2 to 19, 21, 27, 46 and 47 and 51. It owns the space it occupies on floors 2 to 16.