SNL to Stream Live on Peacock; Owen Wilson, Jason Sudeikis, Ki...
Streaming - Television

Live from New York, Saturday Night Live is back! The comedy series announced their first lineup of hosts for the next season of the show, including Owen Wilson, Kim Kardashian, Jason Sudeikis, and Ram...

Decider
September 23, 2021

LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS to Bring Back Studio Audience in O...
Television

Seth Meyers is to take a closer look at an audience for the first time since the start of the pandemic. NBC’s Late Night will welcome back a studio audience from October 11, making it the latest la...

Deadline
September 16, 2021

NYC TV Production Hits Pre-Pandemic Level
Television

New York City’s film and television industry generated $64 billion in direct economic output in 2019, $12.2 billion in wages and 100,000 jobs, and production – led by TV – is ramping back to pre...

Deadline
August 12, 2021

Sports Rights’ Streaming Wave May End Pay-TV Bundle
Sports - Streaming - Television

Before NBCUniversal’s Olympic coverage was beamed to its Peacock app, it passed through the streamer’s digital network operations center. The Peacock DNOC, as it’s called, sits in a far corner o...

Hollywood Reporter
August 11, 2021

Tokyo Olympics Fall To All-Time Summer Viewership Low For NBC
Sports - Streaming - Television

NBC likely will never admit it, but the Comcast-owned network must be so relieved that the Tokyo Olympics is finally over. Just over 24 hours after the 17 days of the pandemic-delayed Games of the XX...

Deadline
August 10, 2021

Will the Olympics Ever Win Lost Viewers Back?
Sports - Television

As the Tokyo Olympic Games wrap up Sunday, fans should be, and surely are, grateful to the work that went in to preserve the quadrennial athletic event, even a year later than originally scheduled due...

Variety
August 9, 2021

‘Ultimate Slip ‘N’ Slide’ Not Moving Forward at NBC Af...
Television

“Ultimate Slip ‘N’ Slide” is officially being flushed from the NBC schedule. The reality competition series paused production back in June following an outbreak of giardia onset. It will not ...

Variety
August 9, 2021

Tokyo Olympics Close with Eyes Now on Paris 2024
Sports - Television

Ultimately lacking the Covid catastrophe or shutdown that many predicted, the Tokyo Olympics officially ended today in a near empty somber stadium with little more than a handful of athletes and a Jap...

Deadline
August 9, 2021

Olympics TV Ratings Haven’t Fallen More Than Broadcast TV as...
Sports - Streaming - Television

Through the first week of the Summer Olympics, NBCUniversal’s primetime audience has fallen precipitously — by almost 42 percent — compared to the last summer games in 2016. Given the way viewer...

Hollywood Reporter
August 2, 2021

Peacock Reaches 54 Million Sign-Ups, Set to Go International
Streaming

NBCUniversal’s Peacock streamer will begin its international rollout this year as a free addition on Sky’s satellite TV platform in Europe, giving it a base of 20 million households. Peacock has ...

Variety
July 29, 2021

NBCUniversal Expects Tokyo Olympics to Turn a Profit
Sports - Streaming - Television

NBCUniversal’s second-quarter adjusted earnings rose nearly 13 percent, helped by a return of the entertainment unit’s theme parks business to profitability after a year-ago loss due to the corona...

Hollywood Reporter
July 29, 2021

Discovery and YouTube to Simulcast Parts of the Olympics
Sports - Streaming

Discovery has announced a content and advertising partnership with Google-owned YouTube for the upcoming Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. The most notable part of the deal will see the broadcaster provide l...

Digital TV Europe
July 20, 2021

Olympics Broadcast Wrestles With Pandemic’s Effects
Sports - Television

NBCU execs are wrestling with what could be their biggest sports challenge yet: the Quiet Olympics. Broadcasting and streaming the Tokyo Summer Games already had a high degree of difficulty due to th...

Variety
July 15, 2021

2021 Emmy Nominations Announced
Streaming - Television

Emmy Awards: ‘Bridgerton,’ ‘I May Destroy You,’ ‘Ted Lasso,’ ‘WandaVision’ Among Nominees I May Destroy You, Bridgerton, Lovecraft Country, The Queen’s Gambit, Ted Lasso and WandaVi...

Hollywood Reporter
July 13, 2021

Tokyo Olympic Games to Be Held Without Spectators
Sports - Television

The summer Olympic Games in Tokyo will be held without spectators, due to rising numbers of COVID-19 infections, it was announced on Thursday evening. The move follows the declaration of a state of e...

Variety
July 8, 2021

NBC’s ‘Ultimate Slip ‘N Slide’ Pulled From Planned Pos...
Television

A month after production on NBC’s new competition series “Ultimate Slip ‘N Slide” was shut down by a diarrhea outbreak, the $18 million show has been pulled from its planned post-Olympics debu...

The Wrap
July 2, 2021

‘Seinfeld’ Soundtrack To Be Released… Finally
Music - Television

More than 23 years after “Seinfeld” left the airwaves, a soundtrack album featuring its immortal theme (and 40 more minutes of classic “Seinfeld” music) is about to be released. WaterTower Mu...

Variety
July 1, 2021

Half of Americans Have Cut the Cord, Ditching Linear TV
Streaming - Television

A new study carried out by The Trade Desk has found that 47% of US TV viewers are already cordless while 44% with cable intend on pulling back or cutting their service altogether in the coming year. ...

Digital TV Europe
June 30, 2021

YouTube TV Adds 4K, Offline Downloads & Better Sports Sea...
Online - Streaming - Tech - Television

YouTube TV, Google's live TV streaming service designed to replace cable, is getting more pixels. Starting Monday, subscribers can add an upgrade package, called 4K Plus, which delivers TV programming...

CNET
June 29, 2021

NBCUniversal Gives Peacock Prime Olympics Rights
Streaming - Television

NBCUniversal is giving its Peacock streaming service live streaming rights to some of the most high-profile events from the upcoming Tokyo Olympics. The company says that Peacock will stream men’s ...

Hollywood Reporter
June 24, 2021

Productions Prepare for Post-COVID Travel Boom
Television - Theatrical

For many in Hollywood, it’s time to get ready for the red-eye again. As Hollywood emerges from the COVID bubble, showrunners and other industry professionals are preparing for the return to frequen...

Variety
June 23, 2021

Inflation Hits Hollywood as Production Costs Skyrocket
Television - Theatrical

Insiders say key supplies needed to build sets have shot up 10 percent in recent months as studios grapple with ballooning budgets: "Supply-chain shortages caused us to alter the way we build our stag...

Hollywood Reporter
June 2, 2021

2020-21 TV Season Rankings In a Year Like No Other
Television

On the last day of the turbulent 2020-21 television season amidst a year of pandemic and programming chaos, we have once again learned you don’t tug on Superman’s cape, you don’t spit into the w...

Deadline
May 27, 2021

Four Takeaways From the Big 4 Networks’ Upfront Presentation...
Streaming - Television

What a difference a year (and a global pandemic) makes. For the Big Four broadcast networks — ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox — May’s annual upfront presentations used to mean a focus on the fall schedul...

Hollywood Reporter
May 20, 2021

‘Friends’ Reunion: First Full Trailer Released
Streaming - Television

This time it’s the real deal. This is not last week’s brief preview video that merely teased the backs of the Friends cast. This is a full two-minute trailer with plenty of new footage from HBO Ma...

Hollywood Reporter
May 19, 2021

‘The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’ Renewed At NBC Fo...
Television

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon has been officially renewed by NBC for five more years. The move was announced by Susan Rovner, Chairman, Entertainment Content, NBCUniversal Television and Str...


May 17, 2021

‘Friends’ Reunion Special at HBO Max to Premiere in May
Streaming - Television

The long-delayed “Friends” reunion special at HBO Max will finally be there for you, with the streamer announcing the official premiere date. “Friends: The Reunion” will debut on HBO Max on M...

Variety
May 14, 2021

Ellen Gives First Interview After Announcing Show’s End
Television

After announcing the end of her long-running daytime talk show on Wednesday, Ellen DeGeneres appeared on “Today” Thursday morning to tell Savannah Guthrie why she decided to move on and how toxic ...

Variety
May 13, 2021

‘Annie Live’ Coming to NBC for the Holidays
Live Entertainment - Television

The production will be the network's first live musical in more than three years. NBC is getting back into the live musical business. The network has ordered Annie Live to air during the holiday sea...

Billboard
May 13, 2021

NHL Returns to the Ice with New Assets and Upsurge in Sponsors...
Branding - Sponsorships - Sports - Streaming

The NHL expects to surpass its sponsorship revenue projection for the 2020-21 season, despite the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on the inventory available to its sponsors. “The number of proacti...

Sport Business
March 19, 2021

Jell-O Embraces The Office’s Stapler Prank
CPG - Television

Without any collaboration from the show or NBC—Jell-O is offering up to 100 sets that include a stapler-shaped mold, one box of black cherry-flavored Jell-O gelatin for the stapler, and four boxes o...

AdAge
March 18, 2021

N.H.L. Returns to ESPN in a 7-Year Deal With an Emphasis on St...
Branding - Online - Sports - Streaming - Television

After an absence of 16 years, the National Hockey League is returning to ESPN. The Walt Disney Company, which owns ESPN and ABC, announced Wednesday that it had signed a seven-year rights agreement w...

New York Times
March 11, 2021

Report: NHL and ESPN Agree to Seven-Year US Broadcast Deal
Sports - Streaming - Television

NHL’s exclusive US broadcast deal with NBC, which pays US$200m a year, expires at end of 2020/21 season. The next cycle will reportedly see ESPN split the rights with another media company, with the...

Sports Pro
March 10, 2021

NFL and Amazon Nearing $1 Billion Exclusive Rights Deal
Sports - Streaming - Television

The National Football League (NFL) is close to signing a new rights deal that could see Amazon ‘carry many games’ exclusively on its Prime Video streaming service. The deal could reportedly cost ...

Sports Pro
March 4, 2021

‘Frasier’ Revival With Kelsey Grammer Set at Paramount Plu...
Streaming - Television

The “Frasier” revival has officially been ordered at Paramount Plus. Original series star Kelsey Grammer will return in the title role in addition to executive producing. Chris Harris and Joe Cri...

Variety
February 25, 2021

Behind the Family Friend Content Craze
Streaming - Television

When Fear Factor was released in 2001, it was never supposed to be a show the whole family sat down to watch together. It was made specifically for men. But then something else happened. “We though...

Kidscreen
February 22, 2021

NHL to carve out live streaming package for next US rights cyc...
Sports - Streaming - Television

The National Hockey League’s (NHL) next domestic broadcast deal will be split across two broadcasters, with one of those likely to receive an exclusive streaming package, according to the New York P...

Sports Pro
February 19, 2021

How the ‘I’m Going to Disney World’ Super Bo...
Attractions - Branding

Disney will not host its traditional post-game Super Bowl victory parade at Walt Disney World or Disneyland this year, due to the pandemic. But the company is still planning to film its "I'm Going to ...

Theme Park Insider
February 8, 2021

NBC’s Olympic Fears: Broadcaster Awaits Decision on Tokyo Ga...
Sports - Television

The conglomerate has spent billions on rights and bet on the games to boost its streaming platform — and will take a hit if the event is scrapped or delayed. The Tokyo Olympics, set to begin July 23...

Hollywood Reporter
January 27, 2021

PGA Tour and NBC launch PointsBet-backed gambling watchalong s...
Gaming - Sports - Television

The PGA Tour and its domestic broadcast partner NBC are launching a new second-screen betting show which will air on the Peacock streaming service during the US-based golf tour’s events. The NBC Sp...

SportsPro
January 26, 2021

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