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Viasat strikes volume deal with NBC Universal

Pan regional pay TV broadcaster Viasat has struck a volume deal with Hollywood studio NBC Universal for first run and library movies including Snow White and The Huntsman and Ted. The Modern Times Group-owned pay operator has inked a multi-year licensing agreement with the studio for the pay rights in Russia, Ukraine and the other […]

BBC Four acquires NBC Universal’s Parks and Recreation

British digital broadcaster BBC Four has acquired long running US sitcom Parks and Recreation after striking a deal with NBC Universal International Television Distribution as part of its latest slate of shows. The digital spin-off of the British public broadcaster had initially announced that it had acquired the comedy, starring Amy Poehler and Aziz Ansar, […]

NBC closing international channels and cutting jobs

NBC Universal is closing several of its international channels and has placed a group of its staff at risk of redundancy, TBI has learned. Industry sources confirmed that NBC will close several of its networks. The channels are part of NBC Universal’s international television group, which is run by Kevin MacLellan. Specifically, its channel division […]

Foxtel launching The Real Housewives of Australia

Australian pay TV broadcaster Foxtel is to produce a local version of The Real Housewives format after striking a deal with NBC Universal. The network will launch 10x1hour The Real Housewives of Australia on its entertainment channel Arena in 2013. It will be produced by Matchbox Pictures, the producer behind hit Australian drama series The […]

Sky inks first pay TV window deal with NBC Universal

British pay TV broadcaster Sky has inked a deal with NBC Universal that gives it the rights to movies including Snow White & the Huntsman and Ted in the first pay TV window. The multi-year licensing agreement with NBC Universal International Television Distribution also gives Sky Movies subscribers in the UK and Ireland access to […]

NBC Universal takes EPL rights from Fox

NBC Universal has acquired the exclusive US media rights to the English Premier League. Under the three-year deal, NBCU will become the exclusive English- and Spanish-language media rights holder to all 380 Premier League matches across all platforms and devices in the US from the 2013-2014 season. NBCU outbid current rights-holder Fox and is thought […]

USA Network ramps up reality slate

US cable network USA Network is ramping up its reality programming slate with three new shows. The NBC Universal-owned broadcaster has ordered crime docu-soap Partners In Crime to series, is to put gaming adventure series All In to pilot and is developing cattle ranch reality series The Cowboy Way (WT). This comes after the broadcaster […]