Belinda Menendez


Sky renews European NBCU deal

European paycaster Sky has renewed its wide-ranging TV and film content deal with NBCUniversal. The multi-year deal covers Sky Cinema and the NBCUniversal International Networks (NBCUIN) channel portfolio, and includes “comprehensive” electronic sell-through and TVOD elements for the Sky Store. Sky’s UK and Ireland customers will continue to have access to pay TV channels Universal […]

Brainch to lead NBCUI EMEA hub

Satpal Brainch has been named as chief of a new NBCUniversal International distribution and networks hub. Its creation comes after similar hubs were built in Latin America and Asia, and according to the firm, completes the strategy of multi-regional bases. Brainch (left), previously executive VP and MD of NBCUI Networks will lead the new London-headquartered […]

LA Screenings: NBCUniversal

Belinda Menendez, president, NBCUniversal International Television Distribution & Universal Networks International NBCUniversal’s sales chief tells TBI about the programmes on the Hollywood studio’s slate this year at the LA Screenings.   TBI: There seems to be a wide selection of comedies on the NBCU slate this year. BM: We really like to focus on placing […]

LA Screenings 2015: Puppet masters

Muppets, medics and movie characters will be filling US network schedules over the next year. Jesse Whittock examines the trends, and what this means for buyers at the LA Screenings Over the next US broadcast season, audiences will finally learn the backstory of the Muppets. They will also be introduced to the latest contenders vying […]

Telemundo launching pay TV channel across Africa

NBCUniversal-backed Spanish language broadcaster Telemundo is launching a pay TV channel across almost 50 African countries. The Telemundo channel will be programmed with the company’s telenovelas and be carried on Multichoice’s regional DTH platform DStv. The new service will roll out on August 12 under the ‘Telemundo’ moniker. The channel, which will be made available […]

Universal Channel to go live in Germany

NBCUniversal International Television’s channels division is set to launch its flagship pay-TV brand Universal Channel in Germany for the first time on September 5. The channel will be available on Sky Deutschland in HD and on Deutsche Telecom, in both HD and SD, with the rollout following a recent look, logo and tagline overhaul for […]