Bob Greenblatt


NATPE unveils Brandon Tartikoff Legacy Award recipients

Comedian Betty White and former NBC Entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt (pictured) are among the recipients of NATPE’s 16th annual Brandon Tartikoff Legacy Awards. Other recipients include actor Henry Winkler, comedian and media mogul Byron Allen, producer and screenwriter Mara Brock Akil and actress-singer Rita Moreno. The annual awards honour leadership and vision across the creation and […]

NBC Entertainment appoints new chairs

NBC has appointed Paul Telegdy (pictured, left) and George Cheeks (right) as co-chairmen of its entertainment arm following the exit of Bob Greenblatt. Telegdy most recently served as president of the alternative and reality group at NBC Entertainment, while Cheeks serves as co-president of Universal Cable Productions and Wilshire Studios and president of late night […]

NBC hires ex-Legendary digital chief

NBC Entertainment has drafted in former Legendary Digital Networks (LDN) exec Steven Hein. His new post as senior VP of digital content at the Peacock Network will see him lead development and production of native digital content for shows such as Will & Grace, World of Dance and This is Us. He’ll report to Rob […]

NBC’s Trial & Error secures second season

US network NBC has greenlit a second season of comedy series Trial & Error. This means that all of last season’s NBC comedies except one (Powerless) have been renewed for 2017-18. The show, which averaged 3.86 million viewers in its first season, is a spoof crime series that is designed to parody shows like Netflix’s […]

NBC ‘social media crucial to future of network TV’

Extending flagship show brands to have a strong presence on social media is central to ensuring the future of broadcast TV, according to NBC Entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt. Speaking at the NAB Show in Las Vegas, Greenblatt said that social media is key to bringing audiences back to network television in the US, adding that […]

NBC plots major OTT expansion

US broadcaster NBC is nearing the end of its “toe in the water” experiments in OTT services, and is planning a major expansion in the area. NBC Entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt (pictured) said he expects to formally announce plans “in the next couple of months”, with an NBCUniversal-branded US SVOD service that would rival CBS […]

NBC Entertainment gives bigger role to Cheeks

NBC Entertainment has promoted George Cheeks to president, business affairs and late night programming. Cheeks (pictured) has held an executive VP role since November 2014, and will remain reporting to NBC Entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt in his expanded post. Cheeks oversees various elements of the NBC Entertainment business, including production operations for Universal Television and […]

Universal TV president exits

Bela Bajaria is leaving her post as president of NBC’s network and cable production arm, Universal Television. Bajaria has been in her current role for just under a year, having been promoted by NBC Entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt. She had been drafted in as executive VP in 2011 from CBS Television Studios. At that time, […]

Vin Diesel hires Fox exec for new TV prodco

Action star Vin Diesel has signed a first-look producing agreement with Universal Television for a new production venture, which a Fox event series veteran will oversee. Diesel, best known for producing and starring movies from the Fast franchise, has created One Race Television and hired Shana C. Waterman as head of television to run it. […]

NBC and Keshet strike programming pact

NBC Entertainment and Keshet Studios have inked a first-look programming deal. The agreement includes a coproduction pact between Universal Television, the TV production arm of NBC, and Keshet Studios, the recently established LA subsidiary of Israeli broadcaster Keshet. “Keshet International’s proven track record of producing quality programmess across different genres makes them a perfect partner […]