Esquire Network

NBCU shutters linear Esquire Network

NBCUniversal has pulled the plug on the linear feed of its US lifestyle cable channel Esquire Network. The brand will live on as a digital-only proposition focused on men, featuring original programming such as newly-announced Borderland USA (WT) and Edgehill, plus existing shows that include Best Bars in America, Knife Fight and Brew Dogs. There […]

NBCU hands Stotsky E! president post

NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment has handed Esquire Network president Adam Stotsky control of celebrity-focused channel E!. Stotsky has been named president, E! Entertainment, a role he will fulfil alongside his current duties at Esquire. This comes soon after Chris McCumber was named atop a new NBCU Entertainment Networks division, which comprises a number of Stotsky’s former […]

McCumber rises as NBCU rejigs entertainment

NBCUniversal is shaking up its entertainment networks division, with USA Networks president Chris McCumber heading up a new-look unit. McCumber will be president of NBCU Entertainment Networks, a group comprising USA, Syfy, Chiller and Cloo. Syfy president Dave Howe is being moved to a new post as president, strategy and commercial growth at NBCU Cable […]

SBS buys another Studiocanal drama

Australian pubcaster SBS has acquired another drama from French distributor Studiocanal. The deal comes after the network bought The Last Panthers, which Studiocanal jointly distributes with Sky Vision. Spotless, a ten-part crime drama about a man that becomes embroiled with the mob, will air on SBS2 next year. “Edgy, funny and filled with danger, Spotless […]

US net buys ITV’s Beowulf

US cable channel Esquire Network has acquired ITV reimagining of the Beowulf story. Beowulf: Return to the Shieldlands will debut exclusively in the US early next year following its launch on ITV on UK commercial television. The 13x60mins show is one of distributor ITV Studios Global Entertainment’s big MIPCOM launches. It stars Kieran Bew (Da […]

NBCU net acquires Canal+’s Spotless

NBCUniversal’s cable channel Esquire Network has acquired Canal+ Originale drama Spotless. The dark 10-part drama comes from Germany-based Tandem Productions, whose parent Studiocanal, is part of the Canal+ Group. Studiocanal is also the show’s distributor. Though the series, shot in English and set in London, has finished its first run on French pay TV, Esquire […]

NBCU launches Esquire Network TV Everywhere app

NBCUniversal’s male-skewed US cable channel Esquire Network has launched a TV Everywhere app that allows users to view live programming. Esquire TV NOW will allow users to stream content through a dedicated app and via a portal. This comes as NBCU pushes ahead with its TV Everywhere strategy, which aims to allow users to […]

Facebook creator’s sibling goes to work for Esquire

Randi Zuckerberg, the sister of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, is working on a cable series for nascent NBCUniversal channel Esquire Network. Zuckerberg has partnered with Coolfire Media to create HQ (WT), which will make up part of Esquire’s new season slate and looks into the most creative workplaces in the US. Joining HQ on Esquire […]

Esquire Network staffs up

NBC Universal-owned US cable channel Esquire Network has made a trio of hires, all from other NBCU channels. The fledgling net launched on September 23, replacing NBCU’s female-skewed Style Network. It has recruited Dave Serwatka as vice president, current programming, Jamie French as vice president, communications and Marta Harmon as VP, marketing. Serwatka will oversee […]

Esquire Network gears up for Party Down

Esquire Network, the new identity of NBCUniversal cablenet G4, has licensed US broadcasting rights to a male-skewing comedy series from Starz Worldwide Distribution. The channel will launch Starz Original series Party Down next month, when it rebrands as Esquire. This follows last month’s announcement NBCU Cable Entertainment was dropping the G4 moniker. SWD will retain […]