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NBC, Telemundo join Hulu live TV service

US broadcast networks NBC and Telemundo are joining Hulu’s live TV streaming service. A deal with NBCUniversal will see the networks offered on the upcoming over-the-top pay TV service. USA Network, Syfy, Bravo, E!, MSNBC, CNBC and NBCSN are also included in the deal. NBCU parent Comcast is a silent partner in Hulu, which also […]

Alibaba’s Youku taking Saturday Night Live into China

A Chinese Saturday Night Live (SNL) is in the works, with Alibaba-owned online platform Youku making a local version of the long-running NBC comedy series. China’s SNL will be the flagship entertainment show in Youku’s fall/winter line-up. The format is distributed by NBCUniversal, which struck the Youku deal. It is the latest agreement for a local version […]

NBC ‘social media crucial to future of network TV’

Extending flagship show brands to have a strong presence on social media is central to ensuring the future of broadcast TV, according to NBC Entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt. Speaking at the NAB Show in Las Vegas, Greenblatt said that social media is key to bringing audiences back to network television in the US, adding that […]

Comcast ‘preps Netflix-type SVOD’

Comcast plans to launch its own Netflix-type subscription video-on-demand service, offering shows from NBCUniversal, within the next 12-18 months, according to a report by Bloomberg. The service will include programmes from the NBC network and, possibly shows from pay TV networks SyFy, Bravo and USA, reported Bloomberg, citing unnamed sources. According to the report, Comcast […]

Victoria reigns in Europe, Israel

ITV period drama Victoria has found new homes in Italy, Russia and Israel. The Mammoth Screen-produced series is going to satellite broadcaster Yes in Israel, free TV network Mediaset in Italy and Russian VOD service IVI. In Italy, the show recently launched on La Effe a pay channel owned by the Feltrinelli Group distributed on […]

NBC’s alternative all stars

Amid the golden age of TV drama, NBC has done something remarkable in launching and sustaining unscripted hits that have fuelled the broadcaster’s hot streak. Mindful that the likes of The Voice, Got Talent and Ninja Warrior provide great numbers but no back-end, it created an unscripted studio last year. With Paul Telegdy in overall […]

Traditional US networks top Europe demand

Demand for programming from broadcasters is outweighing cable and SVOD players in Europe, exclusive new stats show. Data from Parrot Analytics shows original programming from CBS, Fox and ABC was higher than that of HBO, AMC and Netflix in Europe in 2016. Parrot provided TBI with the exclusive data as MIPTV gets underway today in […]

NBC reunites Poehler & Offerman for unscripted show

Parks and Recreation stars Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman are reuniting on an unscripted series for US broadcaster NBC. Poehler’s Paper Kite Productions is behind The Handmade Project, whose first season will run to six episodes, marking the prodco’s first venture into unscripted. NBC’s new unscripted division, Universal Television Alternative Studio is making the show. […]

NBC’s unscripted supremos to keynote at MIPTV

The head of unscripted at NBC, Paul Telegdy, and boss of the broadcaster’s new unscripted studio, Meredith Ahr, will give a keynote at MIPTV next month. Telegdy and Ahr are expected to talk about new talent-led reality series coming out of Universal Television Alternative Studio, which was set up last year with Ahr at the […]

INTV: Zucker – CNN thriving amid Trump media assault

CNN boss Jeff Zucker claims the media is under assault and politicians are failing to address US president Donald Trump’s attacks on journalists, but that his news network is thriving with political events driving record ratings and revenue. Zucker was speaking at INTV in a session labelled ‘The War on Truth’, and told delegates here […]

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