NBCU’s new streamer Peacock pulls back Netflix shows, unveils originals

NBCUniversal (NBCU) has ordered a raft of new shows and snatched back rights to Amy Poehler comedy Parks And Recreation from Netflix for its new streaming service, which it has named and said will launch in April. Peacock will offer 15,000 hours of programming, with Parks And Recreation set to become available from October 2020 […]

CBS launching US retro net

CBS and station group Weigel Broadcasting are launching a US digital net, Decades, which will be programmed with classic shows and TV movies from the CBS library. The new local and digital net will roll out in 2Q15. Classic titles that will appear on the new net include Cheers, Star Trek, Happy Days and I […]

Comedy Central UK, Fox make Friends with Better Lives deal

Viacom’s Comedy Central channel in the UK has inked an exclusive two-season deal for upcoming US series Friends with Better Lives. The comedy, which will bow on US broadcast network CBS next week, stars James Van Der Beek and Kevin Connolly and revolves around a group of friends who are outwardly happy but secretly questioning […]

Hulu extends CBS pact

US streaming service Hulu has expanded its deal with broadcaster CBS and landed thousands of episodes of library programmes, including Cheers and Undercover Boss. According to Hulu CEO, Hulu now offers more than 5,300 episodes of CBS programming. The new agreement covers classic comedies Cheers, The Brady Bunch and Everybody Loves Raymond; soap Melrose Place; […]