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

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade 2020 will include perform...
Live Entertainment - Retail - Television

The Annual Parade will be turned into a TV-only event, featuring performances from Broadway casts and Dolly Parton.   For the full story, visit USA TODAY  -  https://www.usatoday.com/videos...

November 12, 2020

Wondery CEO vows to fight federal corruption charges

Wondery has grown into one of the nation’s largest podcast publishers, drawing acclaim for producing compelling audio programs based on real-life stories.   Companies: Spotify, iHeartMedia, S...

The LA Times
November 10, 2020

How the networks plan to cover the finale to campaign

Networks are grappling with a potentially complicated, long-drawn out Election Night. For the full story, visit Deadline  -  https://deadline.com/2020/11/networks-election-night-2020-donald-trump...

November 2, 2020

NBC’s Peacock has 22 million members already

They are already exceeding their own expectations on engagement metrics. NBC was thinking that sign ups would be slow until The Olympics and “The Office” were put on to the service. Their goal is ...

CNN Business
October 29, 2020

Comcast outlines NBCU restructuring plan, theme parks recovery
Streaming - Television

"In essence, we have done away with the concept of creating a piece of work for a specific network,” says Comcast boss Brian Roberts. For the full story, visit The Hollywood Reporter  -  https:...

The Hollywood Reporter
October 29, 2020

NBCUniversal Chief says Peacock is ‘opposite of Quibi’

As streamer reaches 22 million sign-ups, Shell said the large library of familiar shows have given Peacock good traction with users. For the full story, visit Variety  -  https://variety.com/2020...

October 29, 2020

Fan Engagement, Media Partnerships Will Drive Sports Betting D...

Activity is expected to remain hotly competitive in the media space in light of mega-deals between PointsBet and NBC Universal, FanDuel and Turner Sports For the full story, visit Sports Handle  -...

Sports Handle
October 28, 2020

Skipping theaters? Hollywood studios weigh risks of PVOD
Streaming - Theatrical

While (most) megabudget tentpoles are being held back for a big-screen release, higher-priced home entertainment fare is becoming the industry standard for a wide array of titles. For the full stor...

Hollywood Reporter
October 23, 2020

As Quibi shutters, so goes nearly $2 billion in investments

The mobile streaming startup led by Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman has closed just six months after launching. For the full story, visit Variety  -  https://variety.com/2020/tv/news/quibi-shu...

October 22, 2020

Amazon strikes deal with NFL to stream playoff game
Sports - Streaming

Amazon already streams 11 Thursday Night Football games annually and has been looking to carry more football on its Amazon Prime Video platform. For the full story, visit MarketWatch  -  https://...

October 14, 2020

Linda Yaccarino Expands Ad-Sales, Data Duties at NBCUniversal,...
Streaming - Television

NBCUniversal consolidated ad sales for its local stations and regional sports outlets under its ad-sales chief Linda Yaccarino. For the full story, visit Variety  -  https://variety.com/2020/tv/...

October 12, 2020

NBC Olympics, Twitter Extend Digital Content Partnership for T...
Sports - Streaming - Television

Through these initiatives, NBC Olympics and Twitter will connect Twitter’s engaged audience in the United States to the Olympic athletes, the host city, and the Games’ most unforgettable moments. ...

Sports Video
October 9, 2020

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