NBCUniversal & Funko Partner on Video Game
CPG - Online - Tech - Theatrical - Toys

Collectibles giant Funko and UK-based 10:10 Games have signed a deal with NBCUniversal to incorporate characters and locations from its catalogue of films and movies into the upcoming video game Funko...

October 21, 2022

Snap Inc. and Disguise Launch Halloween AR Shopping Experience
Classic Characters - Fashion - Gaming - Online - Partnerships

POWAY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Disguise Inc., subsidiary of JAKKS Pacific, Inc. (NASDAQ: JAKK) and world leaders in costume design and manufacturing, today with Snap Inc. announced the launch of an A...

Faisal Hussain
October 12, 2022

NBCU, Peacock Bring ShoppableTV to ‘Love Island USA’
Branding - Fashion - Online - Retail - Streaming

Comcast’s NBCUniversal (NBCU) announced it’s applying its ShoppableTV technology to dating show “Love Island USA,” premiering July 19 on streaming platform Peacock, to allow viewers to scan on...

Marketing Dive
July 20, 2022

NBCUniversal to Shut Down Olympic Channel As Sports Migrate to...
Sports - Streaming - Television

A second NBCUniversal sports cable outlet is getting ready to finish its game. NBCUniversal has notified cable and satellite operators that it intends to shut down its Olympic Channel, devoted largel...

July 1, 2022

Study Says Diverse Dolls Drive Sales
Retail - Toys

New research from ViacomCBS Consumer Products has found that 66% of Black and Hispanic moms go out of their way to buy dolls from inclusive brands. The number-one factor driving doll purchases among ...

November 24, 2021

NBCU Targets Bravo Fans with Shoppable Instagram Series
Retail - Tech - Television

NBCUniversal is forging ahead with its live commerce ambitions as the 2021 holiday shopping season ramps up. The broadcaster’s cable brand Bravo is today taking the wraps off an interactive virtual...

November 10, 2021

Disney Plans ‘Experiential’ TV Upfront As Networks...
Branding - Streaming - Television

After mounting glitzy presentations to advertisers at a stately Lincoln Center auditorium for decades as part of the TV industry’s annual upfronts, Disney now plans a big break with Madison Avenue t...

October 21, 2021

Peacock Puts a Kids Spin on THE TONIGHT SHOW
Streaming - Television

Hoping to attract a younger audience to its streaming platform, NBCUniversal is aging down late-night talk show The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. The Kids Tonight Show premiered exclusively on ...

October 15, 2021

$60B in TV Ads in Flux Amid Streaming & Changing Viewer H...
Streaming - Television

Viewers are increasingly ditching broadcast entertainment for streaming, Nielsen is being challenged as the default for metrics and tech giants are siphoning ad dollars once spent on linear television...

Hollywood Reporter
October 15, 2021

NBCU Seeks New TV Audience Measurement By Recruiting Advertise...
Streaming - Television

NBCUniversal is on a quest to find something often believed elusive: a new system of measuring TV audiences who don’t always use traditional television to watch their favorite shows. Rather than go ...

October 14, 2021

DreamWorks’ New HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON Spinoff Series ...

NBCUniversal streamer Peacock and Disney-owned Hulu are modernizing the How To Train Your Dragon franchise with a new spinoff from DreamWorks Animation called Dragons: The Nine Realms. Premiering sim...

October 13, 2021

YouTube TV and NBCUniversal Have Agreed to Make Nice—for Now
Streaming - Television

After a drawn-out public showdown over a contract dispute that could have resulted in 14 NBC Universal channels being yanked from YouTube TV, the two services announced in a Thursday night statement t...

October 1, 2021

NBCUniversal Signs Global Partnership with Steph Curry’s...
Sports - Streaming - Television

Comcast NBCUniversal has teamed with two-time NBA MVP Stephen Curry and his Unanimous Media banner for an all-encompassing deal that will stretch across the media conglomerate’s many platforms. Bil...

Hollywood Reporter
September 15, 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

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 ...

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

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...

July 15, 2021

Where the Major Streaming Players Stand After Honeymoon for Se...
Streaming - Television - Theatrical

Comcast’s NBCUniversal, ViacomCBS, AT&T’s WarnerMedia and Discovery are among the companies that launched streaming video services during the pandemic. Fueled by hundreds of millions of people...

July 6, 2021

Jimmy Fallon Teams With DreamWorks Animation to Adapt Preschoo...
Streaming - Television

Jimmy Fallon is turning his bestselling children’s books into an animated series with DreamWorks Animation. The “Tonight Show” host will executive produce the preschool series based on his two ...

The Wrap
June 9, 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

The Pandemic Forced the Broadcast Networks to Evolve — Will ...
Streaming - Television

Hell Day 2021, as it turns out, was not so hellish after all. The Friday before the annual upfront presentations tends to be the busiest decision day of the season for the five broadcast networks but...

Hollywood Reporter
May 17, 2021

Miley Cyrus Announces Overall Deal with NBCUniversal
Music - Streaming - Television

Miley Cyrus has signed a wide-ranging overall deal with NBCUniversal. The singer-songwriter, actress and performer will develop and appear in projects across the NBCU Television and Streaming portfol...

May 17, 2021

Peacock Hits 42 Million Signups On ‘The Office’, WWE Netwo...
Streaming - Television

NBCUniversal’s streaming service Peacock had 42 million signups in the first quarter — up from the 33 million it reported three months ago — benefiting from the recent addition of exclusive dome...

April 29, 2021

Streaming Wars Put Cable TV Channels on Chopping Block
Streaming - Television

As NBCUniversal turns off the lights on its sports network, expect other Hollywood giants to cull their sprawling linear offerings as they prioritize billions of dollars toward direct-to-consumer plat...

Hollywood Reporter
April 28, 2021

Apple-Sony Deal for Tom Hanks Movie Was Driven by Coronavirus
Streaming - Theatrical

Apple paid Sony about $70 million for 15 years of streaming rights to the Tom Hanks film “Greyhound,” which cost about $50 million to make. Apple is doing this, as well as shopping for old TV cont...

March 29, 2021

NBCUniversal Retail Partnerships with Facebook, Instagram Anno...
Retail - Streaming - Tech

At One21, a new event for media buyers that emulates a tech-industry developer conference, NBCUniversal announced new partnerships with Facebook, Instagram and The Trade Desk. The media company also ...

March 23, 2021

Universal Studios Hollywood to Reopen for Food Event
Attractions - Live Entertainment

Universal Studios Hollywood is joining the food fair party. Universal's original park Thursday morning confirmed a "Taste of Universal" event, making it the final major theme park in southern Californ...

Theme Park Insider
March 4, 2021

NBCUniversal and Twitter
Online - Partnerships - Streaming - Television

NBCUniversal and Twitter came together for a multi-year social media partnership to create premium content.

NBCUniversal and Twitter
February 18, 2021

NBCU’s Layoffs Continue as Entertainment Team Revealed
Streaming - Television

NBCUniversal’s Susan Rovner has made a raft of appointments to her new-look entertainment team, with 50 layoffs coming as a result of merging its TV and streaming divisions. Rovner left Warner Bros...

NBCUniversal Chief ‘Pretty Confident’ Tokyo Summer Olympic...
Attractions - Live Entertainment - Sports

Comcast and NBCUniversal leaders are hopeful that the summer Olympic Games will be held in Tokyo later this year despite uncertainty about the feasibility of large gatherings because of the coronaviru...

Hollywood Reporter
January 28, 2021

NBCUniversal, Twitter deepen partnership
Online - Television

Twitter will now provide more concentrated sales support for NBCUniversal's advertising partners at the global, national and local level. NBCUniversal will ramp up programming for Twitter around more ...

Marketing Dive
January 26, 2021

Funko to Reveal 2021 Lineup with 2-week Virtual Event

A new calendar year means new product reveals from Funko and its subsidiaries. However, with Toy Fair New York postponed this year, those reveals will come via a virtual event. This morning, Funko an...

The Toy Book
January 6, 2021

NBCUniversal CEO Drops Streaming Stats for Peacock in Holiday ...
Streaming - Television

NBCUniversal CEO Jeff Shell didn't mince words about the "bad dream" that was 2020, but touted the success of Peacock and laid out a string of streaming stats in a holiday-season memo to employees. I...

December 21, 2020

Peacock Hits 26M Sign-Ups, Says NBCUniversal CEO

"The momentum just continues in a very strong linear way," Jeff Shell told an investors conference. NBCUniversal streaming service Peacock has reached more than 26 million sign-ups, NBCUniversal CEO ...

The Hollywood Reporter
December 8, 2020

Quibi is officially dead

Despite throwing millions at original series, spending up to $6 million per hour of produced content, Quibi simply wasn’t compelling enough for consumers to open their wallets. As previously announ...

December 1, 2020

Alibaba wants in on China’s EV Market
Automotive - Retail

There’s no lack of news these days on China’s tech giants teaming up with traditional carmakers. Companies from Alibaba to Huawei are striving to become relevant in the trillion-dollar auto indust...

November 28, 2020

At James Bond studio MGM, questions mount about company direct...

After Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios' exit from bankruptcy a decade ago, the storied film and television company made strides toward regaining its status as a Hollywood player. But growing questions loo...

LA Times
November 27, 2020

How the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Will Be Different in ...
Attractions - Entertainment - Television

This year's parade drops spectators and young participants as it adjusts to COVID limitations. For the full story, visit Variety  -  https://variety.com/2020/tv/news/macys-thanksgiving-day-parade...

November 26, 2020

NBCLX Introduces Esports Programming
Esports - Streaming

NBCLX, a streaming network owned by NBCUniversal, has added esports to its programming lineup. The service is aimed at millennials and gen Z, and is available on a multitude of streaming sites. Full S...

The Gamer
November 18, 2020

NBCUniversal’s on-demand reality service Hayu bows in German...
Entertainment - Streaming - Television

NBCUniversal International’s all-reality, on-demand subscription video-on-demand service Hayu has launched in Germany and Austria. For the full story, visit Variety  -  https://variety.com/202...

November 18, 2020

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