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NBCU formats director exiting

NBCUniversal International Studios’ director of formats and production is leaving the company after four years, TBI has learned. Jonathan Tuovinen is exiting his post at the Comcast-owned company’s London office. His next move is unknown, but it is understood he will remain in London. An NBCU spokesperson confirmed his departure today. Tuovinen joined NBCU from […]

NBCU launches prodco with Harry Potter’s Heyman

NBCUniversal International Studios has created a joint venture production with Harry Potter and Gravity producer David Heyman. Heydey Television launches with a pair of series commitments from NBC Entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt. Heyman is best known for securing the rights to J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter books for cinema and then producing the subsequent eight movies. […]

ITV to pilot NBC quiz format

UK broadcaster ITV has commissioned a non-TX pilot of NBCUniversal International Studios format QuizUp. NBCU International Formats is heavily promoting the show here in Cannes, and today announced ITV is to become the first European territory to try it out. The sees sees studio-based contestants earn cash by playing viewers based around the country using […]

NBCU seeks to match rivals’ int’l revenues

NBCUniversal will seek to bring its domestic to international revenue split in line with rival US media giants 21st Century Fox and The Walt Disney Company in the next decade. NBCU CEO and senior executive VP of parent Comcast Steve Burke said NBCU made around 20% of its revenues from the international market, which was […]

Brainch to lead NBCUI EMEA hub

Satpal Brainch has been named as chief of a new NBCUniversal International distribution and networks hub. Its creation comes after similar hubs were built in Latin America and Asia, and according to the firm, completes the strategy of multi-regional bases. Brainch (left), previously executive VP and MD of NBCUI Networks will lead the new London-headquartered […]

NBCU Int’l Studios moves Coan to UK

NBCuniversal International Studios has promoted Tom Coan to senior VP and will relocate the LA executive to London. Coan (pictured) was most recently VP, scripted programming for the global NBCU production arm, but will now work on strengthening scripted from the Comcast Communications-owned firm’s London base. He will continue to report to executive VP, scripted […]

TV3, NBCU plan wedding format

Latvian channel TV3 has partnered with NBCUniversal International Formats to create wedding format Wedlocked (WT). The format is based on an idea developed within the centralised development unit of NBCUI Formats parent NBCU International Studios, Tellycopter. MTG-owned TV3 is seeking three couples willing to get married in August, and have so far received applications from […]

TF1 to adapt NBCU format for France

French commercial broadcast leader TF1 has commissioned a local version of The People’s Quiz, news that comes after format owner NBCUniversal rebranded its international production and sales arm. TF1 bought the format from NBCU International Formats, which is part of new NBCU division NBCU International Studios. Comcast Communications-owned NBCU decided to rebrand its international operations […]

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