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Firework adds senior execs from Google, Snap, American Express, Albertsons

Livestream commerce platform provider Firework has announced four new appointments to its executive leadership team – Suzanne Strasser Grant, Steve Stafford, Eva Wang, and Mark Wurtzel. These four, seasoned executives join the Firework team during a period of explosive growth. Together, they will work to both guide and accelerate the company’s upward trajectory as it […]

January 19, 2022

Fred Media takes The Circus to Hayu

Fred Media has concluded a series of regional deals with streaming service Hayu, which will see both seasons of its popular reality series The Circus (20 x 30) become available on the SVoD platform in the UK and Ireland, Benelux, Canada, and Australia. A Stripe Studios production for NBCU NZ (Bravo TV), The Circus follows […]

December 8, 2021

BBC, NBCU unscripted content partnership

The BBC and NBCUniversal have announced a partnership that will see them work together to find and fund unscripted programming titles with global appeal. The two companies have already shared some unscripted series, with NBCU remaking BBC titles including The Wheel, The Weakest Link and Dragons’ Den, whilst the BBC produced a version of NBCU’s […]

September 23, 2021

NBCU: ‘Liberate us from outdated measurement’

A senior NBCUniversal executive has suggested that although the media and technology landscape has completely transformed over the last few years, advertising measurement remains outdated, proposing that it is time for the industry to declare measurement independence. “Here’s something we all know,” writes Kelly Abcarian, EVP, Measurement & Impact, NBCUniversal, Advertising and Partnerships in an […]

August 24, 2021By Colin Mann

Peacock coming to Sky

NBCUniversal and Sky will make AVoD service Peacock available at no additional cost to nearly 20 million Sky customers in Europe. Beginning later in 2021, Peacock will make its international debut across Sky platforms, including Sky Q, NOW, and Sky Ticket, currently serving customers throughout the UK, Ireland, Germany, Italy, Austria, and Switzerland. “Comcast’s Xfinity […]

July 29, 2021By Nik Roseveare

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

Fred Media secures new partnership with Stripe Studios

Fred Media has formed a new representation partnership with leading New Zealand content business Stripe Studios. As part of the deal, Fred Media will distribute the upcoming series Great Southern Truckers (6 x 60), being produced by Stripe Studios for Discovery Australia and New Zealand, as well as two seasons of The Circus. The second […]

July 19, 2021

Unilever-backed CreatorIQ appoints talent from NBCU, Comcast

CreatorIQ, the influencer marketing platform powering efforts for brands like AB Inbev, Disney, and Unilever, has announced the addition of Bethany Ellis as Chief People Officer. In her role, the industry veteran will help manage the growing team and guide the company culture as CreatorIQ continues to experience massive, global growth. “After more than four […]

July 14, 2021

Universal movies on Peacock after cinema

Universal Pictures have announced that new movies from the studio will head exclusively to NBCUniversal’s US streaming service Peacock after they play in cinemas. Under a new licensing agreement, which starts with the 2022 theatrical slate, Universal’s movies will be available exclusively on Peacock no later than four months after their cinema premiere. The films […]

July 7, 2021

Comcast, Disney arbitrate value of Hulu?

Comcast and Disney are in arbitration over Hulu’s valuation, as Comcast prepares to compel Disney to buy out its 33 per cent stake in the joint venture. It is reported Comcast has stopped paying-in in the money-losing SV0D service (which could contractually reduce its stake) and is trying to get Disney to buy its stake, […]

June 10, 2021