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NBCUniversal explores making streamer Peacock free for all

  NBCUniversal is planning to give the ad-supported version of OTT TV service Peacock away for free to all, making it the first US media giant to offer a completely free streaming offering, according to a report by CNBC. Comcast had previously planned to offer the new streaming service free of charge to its own […]

NBCU consolidates production under Bonnie Hammer, names Peacock chief

NBCUniversal has moved its TV studios, Universal Television and Universal Content Productions into a single business unit under Bonnie Hammer, with Comcast executive Matt Strauss appointed to oversee new on-demand service Peacock. Hammer, NBCUniversal’s chairman of direct-to-consumer and digital enterprises, will assume the new title of chairman, NBCUniversal Content Studios, reporting directly to CEO Steve […]

Jupiter Entertainment appoints Roc Nation alum as president

Sky-owned Jupiter Entertainment has named producer and former Roc Nation executive Patrick Reardon as president. Reardon replaces Allison Wallach, who plans to step down at the end of the year to explore new options although she remains in discussion with the company about possible roles. Jupiter’s credits include true crime franchises such as Snapped (Oxygen), […]

Sky Vision formally shuttered after NBCUniversal transfer

Distributor and producer Sky Vision has formally ended operations following its parent company’s acquisition by Comcast-backed NBCUniversal. NBCUniversal (NBCU) Global Distribution has incorporated Sky Vision’s sales arm while its deficit funding and production interests, which include Bake Off creator Love Productions, have been moved to the recently formed Sky Studios. The changes, which were first […]

DAZN strikes distribution coup with Comcast

Sports streamer DAZN has announced availability on Comcast’s Xfinity Flex and Xfinity X1 platforms. This deal marks DAZN’s first distribution agreement with a major US video and internet provider. The OTT platform will be available on Xfinity X1 this Autumn, while it is available now on Xfinity Flex. Daniel Spinosa, vice president of entertainment services […]

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 […]

TBI Weekly: Six signs that Sky Studios is key for Comcast

Take one look at Comcast’s second quarter results revealed yesterday and it becomes abundantly clear why the NBCUniversal owner was so keen to acquire UK pay TV operator Sky. But a shifting content strategy for the Jeremy Darroch-led company has also emerged in the post-Murdoch age, which could spell opportunity for European producers. 1. A […]

Sky eyes ‘unprecedented production scale’ and streaming partners

Sky CEO Jeremy Darroch has said that recently launched production arm Sky Studios will allow it to work on an unprecedented number of European shows and has touted the UK-based pay TV operator as a potential partner for soon-to-launch streamers from companies such as Disney. Darroch (below) said the launch of Sky Studios, which revealed […]

Sky Cinema hires C5’s Keenan

The former head of acquisitions for Viacom-owned Channel 5 in the UK has left the company to take up a similar role working across movies for pay TV operator Sky. Katie Keenan (pictured) will become head of acquisitions at Comcast-backed Sky next month, with a remit to oversee all movie deals across the pay TV […]

Netflix to lose ‘The Office’ to NBCU

NBCUniversal (NBCU)’s forthcoming streaming service will become home to the US version of The Office (pictured) in America, after the company grappled the show back from existing rights holders Netflix. The Office is widely believed to be one of Netflix’s most popular series but the streamer was unable to hang onto rights following an auction […]

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