Sky orders NBCU workplace fighting format

Sky Italia’s free-to-air channel Cielo has ordered a local version of White Collar Brawlers, a competition series in which work colleagues challenge each other to a boxing match. The series started out on NBCUniversal-owned US cable net Esquire and is distributed by the studio, which struck the Italian deal. The Italian version will be produced […]

NBCU acquires full ownership of Sprout

NBCUniversal has acquired the shares in US preschool channel Sprout it didn’t already own to make it the sole owner of the cable net. NBCU Cable Entertainment has acquired the stakes from public broadcaster PBS and HIT Television Ventures, an Apax Partners-operated fund. The network was launched in 2005 as a joint venture of NBCU, […]

Rihanna’s Style series makes switch to Bravo

Rihanna-fronted competition reality show Styled to Rock has found carriage on NBCUniversal-owned Bravo after its previous home was canned in a restructure. The show, in which upcoming and coming designers compete to become a member of the pop star’s personal design team, was scheduled to broadcast on NBCU Cable Entertainment’s Style Network on November 5. […]