Evan Shapiro

NBCU comedy SVOD service Seeso shutting

NBCUniversal is shutting its comedy-themed SVOD service Seeso. The US service’s future has been in question for the last few months, and a blog post on Facebook yesterday confirmed its closure. Seeso originals such as HarmonQuest, Hidden America with Jonah Ray, The Cyanide and Happiness Show and My Brother, My Brother and Me have transferred […]

Shapiro exits NBCU’s Seeso as strategy shifts

Evan Shapiro, the head of NBCUniversal-owned comedy SVOD service Seeso, is to leave his post. His departure this week throws the future of the all-comedy streaming service into doubt, with Seeso now transferring to NBCU digital enterprises president Maggie Suniewick. According to Vulture, which broke the story, the move will not affect Seeso’s new programming […]

Johnny Carson comedy set for Seeso

NBC’s comedy SVOD platform, Seeso, has commissioned a coming-of-age comedy set in the 1970s when The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson moved from New York to Los Angeles. There’s… Johnny! comes from writer Paul Reiser (Mad About You) and David Steven Simon (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air), with David Gordon Green (Red Oaks) directing. The […]

NBCU launches comedy SVOD platform

NBCUniversal has revealed a subscription on-demand platform for comedy, SeeSo. The US$3.99 a month US service will include episodes and clips from shows such as Saturday Night Live, the UK and US versions The Office and Monty Python’s Flying Circus. NBCU Digital Enterprises executive VP Evan Shapiro said SeeSo was not designed to go up […]

Shapiro exits Pivot as Rees takes over

US cable group has named a key marketing executive has general manager of millennial-focused Pivot, with president Evan Shapiro exiting as part of the change. Kent Rees has been promoted from executive VP, marketing, scheduling and operations at Pivot, which is becoming increasingly active in the international market since launch in August 2013. It recently […]

New cable channel buys international comedy drama

An Australian comedy drama will anchor the launch evening of Participant Media’s new US cable channel Pivot. Please Like Me, which is inspired by the awkward real-life experiences of Aussie comic Josh Thomas, will launch on the channels’ debut evening on August 1 with six back-to-back episodes at 8pm ET. The first episode of the […]

Pivot attends Little Mosque

Upcoming issues-themed US cable channel Pivot has acquired all six seasons of Canadian comedy series Little Mosque,which features the lives of ordinary Muslims living the West. The deal for the Westwind Pictures-produced show gives Pivot six seasons comprising 91 episodes of the show, which first debuted on CBC. Little Mosque has met critical acclaim and […]