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NBCUniversal expands FAST content on Roku

NBCUniversal (NBCU) and Roku have announced that new free ad-supported streaming TV (FAST) linear content offerings featuring fan-favourite programming from across the NBCU Global Distribution library are now available on The Roku Channel, with more channels to come later this year.   The Global Distribution Studio Entertainment Channels newly available on The Roku Channel include: […]

August 15, 2023

Mitchell & Brown launches easy-to-use universal TV remote control

UK TV brand Mitchell & Brown has launched a remote control solution, ideal for those with arthritis in the hands, poor eyesight or just fed up with their TV remote having lots of buttons they never use, The Mitchell & Brown Big Button Universal Remote Control. With basic functions, big buttons, easy-to-read legends, and an […]

August 3, 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

Chicken Soup for the Soul orders Just for Kicks

Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment has green lit the sneaker lifestyle meets hip-hop series Just for Kicks. The series comes from producer/director Rhyan LaMarr and entrepreneur Antoine Wade and features well-known entertainment and NBA stars, including Allen Iverson, Jordan Clarkson, Rich the Kid, Bun B, Barton Fitzpatrick, and many others. Just for Kicks is […]

June 12, 2023

Super Mario overtakes Frozen at Box Office

The Super Mario Bros Movie continues to set Box Office records and has now become the second biggest animated movie in cinema history, overtaking Frozen. The adaptation of the popular Nintendo video game series from Universal and Illumination, starring Chris Pratt, Anya Taylor-Joy and Jack Black, has now hit $1.3 billion (€1.22bn) at the global […]

June 6, 2023By Nik Roseveare

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

Production begins on NBC’s Surviving Earth

Universal Television Alternative Studio, a division of Universal Studio Group, and Loud Minds, the factual and drama indie established by Tim Haines (Walking with Dinosaurs, Primeval, The Loch), has announced that it has begun filming Surviving Earth (8 x 60). Developed to be one of the most ambitious, cinematic and dramatic high-concept series to date, […]

February 13, 2023

SkyShowtime reveals CEE launch slate

Streaming service SkyShowtime will launch on December 14th in Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Montenegro, Serbia and Slovenia, bringing its offering of exclusive and iconic entertainment to Central & Eastern European homes for the first time.  The launches follow SkyShowtime’s arrival into Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden, in September, and the Netherlands and Portugal in […]

December 5, 2022

Foxtel, NBCUniversal multi-year content deal

The Foxtel Group and NBCUniversal (NBCU) have announced a new, multi-year partnership that will deliver blockbuster movies, drama, comedy, reality, news, and more to fuel the Group’s subscription TV and streaming platforms. With the addition of thousands of hours of NBCU’s iconic TV series and movies across a variety of genres, Foxtel Group now significantly […]

November 3, 2022

YouTube paid $6bn to music industry

YouTube has reported that it paid out over $6 billion (€6bn) to the music industry in the year to June 2022, a rise of 50 per cent over the previous year. The cash was made up from a mix of ad-revenues and subscription income. Lyor Cohen, Global Head of Music at Google & YouTube announced […]

September 15, 2022By Chris Forrester