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Pluto TV adds more NBCU FAST channels in US

NBCUniversal has announced new FAST content offerings featuring entertainment, news, sports and true crime programming from its television and streaming portfolio and the NBCU Global TV Distribution library launching on Pluto TV in the US Beginning immediately and rolling out through the month will be past seasons of popular reality series including The Real Housewives […]

February 6, 2024

Peacock at 30m subs; losses to peak

Peacock, the streaming service from NBCUniversal, now has 30 million paid subscribers, according to Comcast president Mike Cavanagh. The latest figure were revealed as revealed by Cavanagh during an investor conference hosted by UBS on December 4th. Cavanagh also confirmed that Peacock’s average revenue per user (ARPU) is about $10 per month and reiterated previous […]

December 5, 2023

Local Now adds 19 NBCU FAST channels

The Allen Media Group digital platform Local Now – the US free-streaming service for local news, weather, sports, traffic, and entertainment – has announced the expansion of its partnership with NBCUniversal. Through this broadened partnership, Local Now adds 11 NBC local news FAST channels, as well as six regional and national Telemundo FAST channels, and […]

September 22, 2023

WWE SmackDown signs USA Network deal

WWE, now part of TKO Group Holdings, and NBCUniversal have agreed to a five-year domestic media rights partnership in the US that will bring Friday Night SmackDown back to USA Network beginning October 2024. Additionally, beginning in the 2024/25 season, WWE will produce four primetime specials per year that will air on NBC, marking the […]

September 21, 2023By Nik Roseveare

Marhsall named permanent ad sales chief at NBCU

NBCUniversal has appointed Mark Marshall as chairman, global advertising and partnerships. Marshall has been at NBCUniversal since 2013 and was appointed interim chair of advertising sales in May when previous advertising chief Linda Yaccarino left to become CEO at X (formerly Twitter). Prior to that, Marshall was president of advertising sales and partnerships, with responsibility […]

August 31, 2023

NBCUniversal launches slew of new FAST channels

NBCUniversal has announced a new free ad-supported streaming TV (FAST) linear content offerings from across the NBCU Television & Streaming portfolio and NBCUniversal Global Distribution library. For the first time, viewers can access programming across all NBCUniversal genres centred on popular titles and categories available anytime at no additional cost. Curated with content from past […]

June 29, 2023By Nik Roseveare

HBA Media boost racing rights portfolio

HBA Media’s has announced the completion of three new deals, strengthening the agency’s international racing portfolio. HBA has partnered with the Hong Kong Jockey Club to distribute seven international Group 1 contests staged over two principal race days highlighted by the Longines Hong Kong International Races in mid-December which features the Hong Kong Sprint, Mile, […]

June 8, 2023

NBCU enhanced partnerships with Comscore, InnovidXP

NBCUniversal has announced two enhanced local measurement partnerships with Comscore and InnovidXP that is says will help advertisers better understand audience reach and move closer towards impact reporting.   For the first time, NBCUniversal will be transacting and guaranteeing on Comscore across its 31 markets and 42 NBCU and Telemundo-owned stations with plans to move to 18+ guarantees on […]

May 12, 2023

NBCU chief exits

Jeff Shell is stepping down as chief executive of NBCUniversal after an investigation into a complaint of alleged inappropriate conduct, says parent company Comcast. Shell said in a statement, issued by Comcast, that he “had an inappropriate relationship with a woman in the company”. Comcast said the investigation into the complaint was led by outside […]

April 24, 2023

NBCUniversal promotes trio of execs

NBCUniversal is investing in its leadership with the promotion of three key executives across the portfolio. The announcement of the two new leaders in the advertising business follows the organisation’s restructuring, which the compnay says focused on better serving clients and partners in a One Platform environment. In addition, E! continues to build up its […]

February 17, 2023