Shine America poaches legal boss from NBCU

Shine America’s expansion has continued with the hire of Jeffrey Schneider who has taken the newly created position of executive VP, business and legal affairs and general counsel at the News Corp-owned company. Schneider has joined the US division of Shine Group from NBCUniversal where he was executive VP, business affairs, entertainment and digital networks. […]

NBC and Hearst’s Esquire TV channel to launch in September

The Esquire TV channel will roll out on September 23, its backers NBCUniversal and Hearst have confirmed. A joint venture between NBCU and Hearst Magazines, the channel will be programmed with content aimed at the same audience as the monthly men’s glossy. The plan to rebrand youth-skewed cable channel G4 as Esquire was first announced […]

Comcast cable channels grow as NBC toils

NBCUniversal’s cable channels business grew revenues by 4.6% in the first quarter of this year, but revenues at US broadcast network NBC tumbled nearly 20%. The cable unit – which houses channels including USA Network, Bravo and Syfy – saw revenues for the three months to March 31, 2013, reach US$2.25 billion compared with US$2.12 […]

Syfy Kids heads for CEE

KidsCo is set to launch its joint Syfy Kids programming block in Central and Eastern Europe in June 2013. The NBC Universal and Corus Entertainment co-owned children’s channel will air the block of shows – through a partnership with NBCU-owned science fiction channel Syfy – at peak times and fully dubbed. The partnership, which was […]