Bob Greenblatt


HBO miniseries exec Kary Antholis steps down after 25 years

Long-time HBO exec Kary Antholis is the latest to depart the WarnerMedia-owned channel. According to Variety, the 25-year veteran, who serves as president of HBO Films’ miniseries and Cinemax programming, accepted a buy-out from HBO. His credits across the years include Angels in America, John Adams, Tsunami: The Aftermath and Mildred Pierce. He will be replaced by HBO Films […]

WarnerMedia lays out new leadership team with Greenblatt as chairman

WarnerMedia has named former NBC Entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt (pictured) as chairman of WarnerMedia Entertainment and direct-to-consumer as it reorganises its top team. The move has arrived days after HBO boss Richard Plepler abruptly stepped down from the AT&T-owned company, joined by Turner’s president David Levy who also has decided to exit the company. The […]

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, […]