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NBC shuts international channels

November 20, 2012

NBC Universal is closing several international channels it is being reported. The channels – part of NBC Universal’s international television group – include the general entertainment Universal Channel in Greece, Turkey and Japan.

The Syfy channel in Russia will also close while Universal and Diva will still operate, reports TBI. The closures will mean job losses to add to the 450 already announced at NBCU in the US.

Earlier this month NBCUniversal renewed a channel deal with BSkyB for channels including Universal Channel, E! Entertainment, Syfy, The Style Network and Movies 24 on the pay TV platform.

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