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Study: Pitch Perfect stimulates €31m+ for Germany’s GDP

The production of TV series Pitch Perfect: Bumper in Berlin contributed over €31 million to Germany’s GDP (‘Bruttoinlandsprodukt’) according to an economic impact study by Oxford Economics, commissioned by the MPA in cooperation with NBCUniversal and Studio Babelsberg. The production also created 700 local jobs (full-time and part-time) and supported more than 650 local businesses […]

February 19, 2024

Disney acquires remaining Hulu stake

The Walt Disney Company is to acquire the 33 per cent stake in SVoD service Hulu held by Comcast’s NBC Universal, following Comcast’s November 1st exercise of its right under the put/call arrangement between the two companies. Disney says the acquisition of Comcast’s stake in Hulu at fair market value will further its streaming objectives. […]

November 2, 2023By Colin Mann

M7 extends partnership with NBCUniversal

M7, a German provider of TV entertainment for cable and IP networks, has extended its partnership with NBCUniversal Global Networks Germany. The new, expanded agreement includes the long-term distribution rights of the HD pay-TV channels SYFY and 13th Street, which M7 partners will continue to offer to their customers via their cable networks and IPTV […]

March 8, 2023

Electric Entertainment’s The Ark sold to NBC Universal in Germany

Electric Entertainment, the Los Angeles-based production and distribution company, has announced that its SYFY original TV series “The Ark” has been sold to NBC Universal Global Networks Germany, where it will air on SYFY in German-speaking territories. The deal includes all pay-TV rights. The announcement was made today jointly by Sonia Mehandjiyska, Head of International […]

February 20, 2023

NBCU pulls plug on Olympic Channel

NBC Universal is to close its Olympic Channel. Transmissions, which started in 2017, will end on September 30th. “In order to best reach our target audiences, we are re-evaluating our programming distribution strategy regarding the content that currently airs on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA with our partners at the International Olympic Committee and […]

July 4, 2022By Chris Forrester

Electric Entertainment, NBCUniversal sign The Ark deal

Electric Entertainment, the LA-based production, distribution and post-production company, has announced a multi-territory deal with NBCUniversal International Networks & Direct-To-Consumer (NBCUIN & DTC) for its SYFY US original television series The Ark. The territories include SYFY in France, Spain and Portugal and SCIFI in the Balkans and Poland. In addition, NBCUIN & DTC has also […]

April 4, 2022

Antenna Group acquires Sony CEE channels

Sony Pictures Television has sold its entire network channel portfolio in Central and Eastern Europe to Antenna Group. The deal covers 22 pay-TV channels and two OTT services in 12 territories. The deal will see Antenna Group take control of the Central and Eastern European AXN, Sony and Viasat pay-TV channels and on-demand services. The […]

October 1, 2021

Amagi on upward trajectory; records 18% growth QoQ

Amagi, the global leader in SaaS for broadcast and streaming TV on the cloud, has announced a sequential growth of 18% in revenue in the quarter ending June 2021, amid strong global demand for CTV-led Free Ad Supported Streaming TV solutions. The company’s revenue in the quarter grew 110 per cent in comparison to that […]

August 5, 2021

Sky, NBCUniversal launch Co-Lab

NBCUniversal and Sky unveiled Co-Lab with NBCUniversal + Sky, a new global consultancy and research arm centred around culture. Comcast, NBCUniversal and Sky sit at the intersection of media and technology. Now, the company is evolving its relationship with marketers around the world, collaborating at the earliest stages of the investment process and expanding its […]

July 21, 2021

New cast members join 2nd season of Gangs of London

Sky has announced that filming is underway on the second season of Sky Original drama, Gangs of London, with a new cast line up joining the multi-talented ensemble from season one. The global hit series, which began production over three weeks ago is produced by Pulse Films in association with SISTER, for Sky Studios and […]

June 28, 2021