NBCUniversal International Networks


NBCU buys Murders procedural for international networks

NBCUniversal International Networks has acquired crime procedural The Murders for Europe and Africa.  The business picked up the Canadian drama from About Premium Content for the UK, France, Spain, Germany, Poland and Africa from mid-2019. Created by Damon Vignale (Motive, Blackstone) and produced by Muse Entertainment in association with Rogers Media-owned CityTV, the 8 x 60-minute drama follows rookie […]

NBCU acquires Red Arrow’s Departure for Europe & Africa

NBCUniversal International Networks (NBCUIN) has acquired Archie Panjabi drama Departure from Red Arrow Studios International to air in Europe and Africa. Departure is now set to premiere in the UK, Africa and Germany on Universal TV, and France, Spain and Poland on 13thStreet from late 2019, following the world premiere in Canada on Corus’ Global […]

NBCU acquires Cineflix procedural Coroner

NBCUniversal International Networks has acquired female-driven procedural Coroner from Canada’s CBC. Inspired by M.R. Hall novels, the title follows Jenny Cooper (Serinda Swan), a newly appointed coroner investigating suspicious deaths in Toronto. A CBC original series, Coroner is produced by Muse Entertainment, Back Alley Films and Cineflix Studios. The premiere of the 8×60-minute series will take place […]

NBCU alumnus to succeed Ford at Fox UK

Former NBCUniversal (NBCU) European channels chief Colin McLeod will succeed Jeff Ford as managing director of Fox Networks Group UK. The new post comes just over a year after TBI revealed McLeod (pictured) was leaving NBCUniversal International Networks after a decade. McLeod begin his new post today in a part-time capacity before transitioning to a […]

NBCU finds replacement for ex-UK chief McLeod

NBCUniversal International Networks (NBCUIN) has found its successor for long-serving, former managing director of the UK and emerging markets Colin McLeod. NBCUniversal International (NBCUI) chief marketing officer Lee Raftery has been named in the role, while also taking on an expanded marketing and programme post. He is in part replacing McLeod, who exited recently after […]

Sky renews European NBCU deal

European paycaster Sky has renewed its wide-ranging TV and film content deal with NBCUniversal. The multi-year deal covers Sky Cinema and the NBCUniversal International Networks (NBCUIN) channel portfolio, and includes “comprehensive” electronic sell-through and TVOD elements for the Sky Store. Sky’s UK and Ireland customers will continue to have access to pay TV channels Universal […]

NBCU takes a Chance on Hugh Laurie Hulu drama

NBCUniversal has acquired Hugh Laurie drama Chance for a raft of its international nets. NBCUniversal International Networks (NBCUIN) has bought the series for its nets in the UK, France, Germany, Spain and Poland. Poland will be the first to launch the series next month. The series has The Night Manager and House star Hugh Laurie […]

NBCU UK, emerging markets chief set for exit

NBCUniversal’s long-serving Colin McLeod is to leave the US media giant’s international operation this year, TBI can reveal. NBCUniversal International Networks’ London-based managing director for the UK and emerging markets is exiting the business after a decade. He will remain with the business into the second quarter of 2017, with a recruitment process for a […]

NBCU makes splash with ITV’s Loch Ness deals

NBCUniversal International Networks has bought upcoming ITV mystery drama Loch Ness for territories in Europe. ITV Studios Global Entertainment has shopped NBCU rights to the ITV Studios-produced six-parter for the 13th Street thematic channel in France, Spain, Germany and Poland. “As the channel dedicated to the best in crime and suspense drama, 13th Street is […]

NBCU lines up first German drama

NBCUniversal International Networks is set to produce its first original drama out of Germany. The Comcast-owned entertainment group’s managing director, Germany, Austria and Switzerland, Katharina Behrends told DWDL.de that crime-themed channel 13th Street had commissioned a 4x25mins psychological drama miniseries. Production and casting plans are underway, with Readymade Films attached to produce, but Behrends declined […]