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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 […]

NBC, Dick Wolf join true crime craze

US broadcaster NBC and its most prolific procedurals creator, Dick Wolf, are getting in on the true crime trend. Law & Order: True Crime – The Menendez Murders will be an extension of writer-producer Wolf’s Law & Order franchise, but instead of closed episodes will run to eight parts that follow one case. Rene Balcer, […]

Universal Channel requires Chicago Med

UK pay TV network Universal Channel has bought new season US medical drama Chicago Med. The Dick Wolf-produced show will debut on the NBCUniversal International Networks-sold show after a deal with the latter’s sister division, NBCU International Distribution. The show is set in a state-of-the-art Chicago trauma centre, and is part of Chicago Fire and […]

Canadian SVOD service bags NBCU titles

Canadian on-demand platform Shomi has scored a deal with NBCUniversal handing it shows such as Dig (pictured), Parenthood and Chicago Fire. Shomi has bagged exclusive SVOD rights to various series, which also include Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce, Chicago PD, 12 Monkeys, State of Affairs, Dominion, Satisfaction, Defiance, Royal Pains and Warehouse 13. Also included are non-exclusives such […]

NBC renews dramas including Blacklist

NBC has given new season order to hit drama The Blacklist, which will enter production on a third series. The US broadcast network has also renewed Chicago Fire, which will head into season four, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, which is heading into season seventeen and Grimm, which gets a fifth outing. Sony Pictures […]

Canadian cablers take on Netflix with Shomi

Shaw and Rogers are launching Shomi, a new subscription video-on-demand service, which will go head to head with Netflix in the battle for Canadian SVOD customers. Announcing the new service yesterday, the Canadian cable operator and media companies said that Shomi will use ‘algorithmic technology to help you pick what you actually want to watch’. […]

SBS Discovery cuts NBCUniversal deal

The Finnish arm of SBS Discovery has agreed a programming deal with NBCUniversal. The agreement with NBCUniversal International TV Distribution gives SBS Discovery’s TV5 and Kutonen channels a raft of movies and TV series. TV series covered by the deal include Chicago Fire (pictured), Go On and Motive. Movie titles include Fast & Furious 5 […]

NBC launches new-look TV Everywhere app

US broadcast network NBC is relaunching its TV app and said the new version will be the foundation of its TV Everywhere offering. The app has been optimised for use with Apples new iOS 7 operating system. The updated version will allow viewers to watch full episodes of the broadcaster’s series on different Apple devices. […]

LA Screenings: Broadcast Strikes Back

With US cable series such as Hatfields & McCoys gaining traction with key demographics in the past year, broadcast networks have reacted with new comedies, reboots and spin offs and a shift toward short-run series for the new season. Jesse Whittock looks at how this will affect buyers at the LA Screenings. Laughter, it’s often […]

2013 LA Screenings Buyer Profile: Sarah Wright, controller of acquisitions, BSkyB

UK pay TV operator BSky is the largest UK-based buyer of US studio programming and picked up a raft of titles at last year’s LA Screenings for its Sky1 HD, Sky Living HD and Sky Atlantic channels. Sarah Wright is controller of acquisitions and as well as working across the channels is also buying studio […]