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Meet Cute to premiere on Peacock

Peacock  has announced that the feature film Meet Cute from Weed Road Pictures will premiere on Wednesday, September 21 as Peacock’s newest Original film. Meet Cute follows the story of Sheila (Cuoco) and Gary (Davidson). When they meet, it’s love at first sight – until we realise their magical date wasn’t fate at all. Sheila’s […]

August 17, 2022

NBCUniversal: “We’ve built the future our partners want”

NBCUniversal reports that it has has successfully closed a record breaking 2022-23 Global, National and Local Upfront. The company says that its results  demonstrate the impact, value and scale of the leading media and technology company’s early investment in and operationalisation of its tech enabled trading model ‘One Platform’. Combined with its continued commitment to […]

July 1, 2022

NBC local news channels on Roku

Roku is partnering with NBCUniversal Local to bring several NBC local news channels in the US to The Roku Channel. Starting immediately, the channels will be available for users to access through The Roku Channel’s Live TV Guide. Through the partnership, NBCUniversal Local will bring local news channels from its NBC stations in major markets […]

June 29, 2022

Peacock reveals Originals scripted slate for H2 2022

Peacock has announced the premiere date schedule for a number Originals scripted slate for H2 2022, including all-new programming from upcoming dramas, comedies and kids titles. Peacock Original series include: Trigger Point, a six-part drama thriller from Jed Mercurio’s HTM Television, starring Vicky McClure and Adrian Lester.   Days of our Lives: Beyond Salem, the spin-off […]

June 29, 2022

Sky announces The Lovers

Sky has announced the start of production for upcoming Sky Original drama, The Lovers, starring Johnny Flynn (Beast, Emma) and Roisin Gallagher (The Fall, The Dry). The series follows Janet (Gallagher), a foul-mouthed, hilarious, Belfast supermarket worker who couldn’t give a shit about anything much at all, including her life, and Seamus (Flynn) a handsome, […]

June 28, 2022

NBCU CEO: ‘Viewership shifting to nonlinear’

Jeff Shell, NBCUniversal CEO, has suggested that TV viewing is shifting from linear to nonlinear, with the company agnostic as to how it reaches its audiences. Interviewed by CNBC’s Julia Boorstin at Cannes Lions, discussing the future of video, Shell said: “Viewership is shifting from linear to nonlinear. Streaming is a medium, so there are […]

June 23, 2022By Colin Mann

NBCUniversal now ad reseller for Apple News in UK

NBCUniversal has announced an expansion of its longstanding relationship with Apple News to become the exclusive advertising reseller for Apple News and Apple Stocks in the UK. NBCUniversal has been the exclusive advertising reseller for News and Stocks in the US since 2017 and has worked with more than 500 advertisers since the launch of […]

June 20, 2022

Downtown Abbey: A New Era heading to Peacock

Streaming service Peacock has announced that the Downton Abbey: A New Era movie, from Focus Features and director Simon Curtis, will premiere on Peacock on June 24th. Before fans return to Downton for the next chapter with Downton Abbey: A New Era they can relive every moment from the franchise on Peacock, with all six […]

June 15, 2022By Nik Roseveare

Ad industry unites on streaming standards

GroupM, WPP’s media investment group, has partnered with media companies across the advertising industry to create new standards in streaming viewability and CTV measurement. The initiative follows a joint study with TV ad measurement company iSpot that quantifies inflated CTV ad delivery counts and reveals that, on average, 8-10 per cent of streaming impressions play […]

June 14, 2022

SkyShowtime adds to leadership team

SkyShowtime CEO Monty Sarhan has announced three key senior appointments to the company’s executive leadership team. The announcement comes as the new streaming service prepares to launch in more than 20 European markets before the end of the year. Sarhan commented: “A company’s greatest resource is its people and one of my top priorities has been […]

June 13, 2022By Nik Roseveare