Tag Archives: NBCU

Sky Could Help Peacock Go International (BTN)

Following domestic success with Xfinity with X1 and Flex, NBC Universal is now looking at the possibility of an international rollout.... More

NBCU’s Linda Yaccarino Named Ad Council Chair (Next TV)

Linda Yaccarino, chairman, global advertising and partnerships at NBCUniversal, has been named chair of the Ad Council’s board of directors. The Ad Council oversees public servic... More

Premier League Takes Pride of Place on Peacock as NBCU’s Key Weapon in Streaming Wars (SportsBusiness)

NBCUniversal is actively looking to utilize NBC Sports’ premium properties – specifically the English Premier League – to attract subscribers to its new streaming service Pea... More

Peacock to Stream on Microsoft Xbox Devices for National Launch in Summer 2020 (Variety)

Peacock just got some game: NBCUniversal inked a deal for the streaming service to be available on Microsoft’s Xbox One console family when Peacock is scheduled to make it nation... More

NBCU’s Peacock to be Available on All Apple Devices for National Launch (Variety)

Peacock, NBCUniversal’s streaming service, will spread its wings over Apple’s family of devices for the national U.S. launch this summer. Under a deal between NBCU and Apple, P... More

NBCU Makes Early Pitch for Streaming-Video Ads (Variety)

NBCUniversal won’t launch a streaming service until the middle of next year. But it made an effort to win advertising for the venture today. Speaking to advertisers at its annual... More

NBCU, Sky Merger Plans Unveiled Following $39B Comcast Takeover (THR)

The combining of European pay TV channels, a restructuring of NBCU's EMEA channels business and the moving of Sky's sales division are among the consolidation proposals.... More

Comcast Will Launch NBCU Streaming Service in First Half of 2020 (Variety)

During a conference call with investors Wednesday, Comcast executives offered more detail on a free, ad-supported streaming-video service the company expects to launch in the first... More

NBCU’s Reality TV Streaming Service hayu Goes Live in Canada (Variety)

Canadians eager to keep up with the Kardashians in Canada can binge on that series and other reality shows after streaming service hayu, which is owned by NBCUniversal, had its off... More

NBCU Building OTT Lure to Hook Viewers (LightReading)

Seeking new ways to attract eyeballs in an increasingly fragmented video market, NBCUniversal is developing a free video app that would entice viewers to sample programming in exch... More

NBCU Producing Weekly Premier League Snapchat Show (B&C)

NBCU Sports and Snapchat have made a deal for a new weekly show about the British Premier League. Produced by NBCUniversal’s Digital Lab, Premier League: Extra Time will debut ex... More

NBCU’s Burke Sees Dollars Swinging from Digital to TV (B&C)

Steve Burke, CEO of NBCUniversal says he’s expecting a robust upfront because of signs he sees that advertisers might be deciding to shift dollars from digital to TV as the upfro... More

Comcast Eyes Launch of ‘Instant TV’ Streaming Service by Year-End (THR)

Comcast chairman and CEO Brian Roberts and NBCUniversal CEO Steve Burke on Thursday touted the strong upfront advertising market performance of the cable giant's entertainment unit... More

NBCU Agrees to Stream Networks on Hulu Live Service (B&C)

Comcast's NBCUniversal, one of Hulu's owners, has belatedly signed an agreement that will put NBCU networks on Hulu's about-to-launch live TV streaming service. Hulu's other own... More

Comcast is Planning a Netflix Rival Using NBC Shows (Bloomberg)

Comcast plans to introduce an online video service offering hit shows from its NBCUniversal TV networks in the next 12 to 18 months, an effort to compete with rivals Netflix Inc. a... More

NBCU says Nielsen’s Total Content Ratings Aren’t Ready (AdAge)

NBC Universal has sent a letter to Nielsen expressing concern over its Total Content Ratings product and asking the media measurement giant to delay its introduction. In a letter o... More