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NBCUniversal, Charter renew deal; add Peacock

NBCUniversal and Charter Communications have announced a multi-year distribution agreement for NBCUniversal’s full portfolio of broadcast, entertainment, Hispanic, news and sports content in Charter’s Spectrum homes and businesses across 41 states in the US. Spectrum will continue to offer its subscribers NBC, Telemundo, Bravo, CNBC, E!, MSNBC, The Olympic Channel, Oxygen, Syfy, USA Network, Universal […]

January 8, 2021

NBCUniversal promotes Horowitz

Jimmy Horowitz has been named vice chairman of NBCUniversal business affairs and operations, effective immediately – a newly created position. Horowitz previously served as a vice chair in the Universal Filmed Entertainment Group, but will now expand his dealmaking to NBCU’s streaming and TV arms. He will report to UFEG Chairman Donna Langley, and also […]

December 16, 2020

Pac-12 Networks a player in the FAST Game with Amagi

Amagi, a global SaaS leader in broadcast and streaming TV technology, has announced its partnership with Pac-12 Networks, the content arm of the Pac-12 Conference, as its innovative cloud platform for its recently-launched 24/7 Free Ad-Supported TV (FAST) channel, Pac-12 Insider. Pac-12, the ‘Conference of Champions,’ is a collegiate athletic conference that operates in the […]

December 16, 2020

Amagi expands European operations

Amagi, a global leader in cloud-based SaaS technology for broadcast and streaming TV, has expanded its operations into France, DACH and NL markets, further strengthening its operations in Europe. The company, in the previous quarter, registered a YoY quarterly growth of 120 per cent, and today supports more than 400 channels on its platform for […]

December 15, 2020

hayu launches in Germany & Austria

hayu – the all-reality SVoD  service from NBCUniversal International – has launched in Germany and Austria and is available on Amazon Prime Video Channels via the Prime Video app on an array of devices. Targeting the broad base of viewers who are fans of the reality genre, hayu offers top reality TV content including Keeping […]

November 18, 2020

Hulu’s Springborn heads to NBCUniversal

Beatrice Springborn has been named the new president of NBCUniversal’s Universal Content Productions. She replaces Dawn Olmstead, who is leaving to take over US entertainment company Anonymous Content as its new CEO and partner. Springborn most recently served at Hulu as vice president of content development. “If you want to build a winning team, you […]

November 17, 2020

Underhill named President Of Universal Television

Universal Television has promoted longtime NBCUniversal executive Erin Underhill to President following Pearlena Igbokwe exiting the role to head the Universal Studio Group. Underhill, who has been with the company since 2000, was most recently EVP Drama Development, a position she has held since 2017. It marks the first of three major hires for Igbokwe’s […]

November 11, 2020

UKTV’s Alibi acquires Briarpatch

UKTV has  announced the acquisition of drama series Briarpatch for its crime drama channel Alibi following a deal with NBCUniversal Global Distribution. The ten-part series is based on the Ross Thomas novel of the same name and stars Rosario Dawson and Alan Cumming. Melanie Rumani, global head of acquisitions for UKTV, said: We’re thrilled to […]

November 3, 2020

Comcast delivers on broadband, but TV cords still cut

Comcast has reported its best ever increases in broadband subscribers in Q3 2020. The cable company added 633,000 broadband customers, exceeding its previous record of 586,000  additions set in Q1 2007.  But video customers declined by 273,000 in the period, an improvement over the 427,000 it lost in Q2 and slightly higher than the 222,000 […]

October 29, 2020

Research: Nearly 300 OTT services in US

Research from Parks Associates’ OTT Video Market Tracker shows that through Q3 2020, the number of OTT video services in the US has more than doubled since 2014, currently reaching nearly 300 different services. The rate of closure has also declined, from a peak in 2018 when

October 21, 2020