NBCUniversal International Television

Fremantle hires NBCU sales director

FremantleMedia International has brought in NBCUniversal International sales director Nick Pawsey, TBI has learned. Pawsey has been hired as VP of sales and distribution, reporting to executive VP and head sales and distribution for EMEA Jamie Lynn. He will oversee FMI’s sales operation across Central and Eastern Europe, Russia and the CIS region, and is […]

News brief: E! set to Taiwan launch

NBCUniversal-owned channel E! Entertainment Television is to launch in Taiwan. The NBCU International Television Networks-owned Western pop culture channel debuts in the territory on July 1 on linear and OTT platforms. It will debut on cable provider CNS, OTT channel aggregator FTV and mobile platform Asia Pacific Telecom. The channel will be available with Chinese […]

NBCU rejigs with new Asia Pacific boss

NBCUniversal International Television has promoted internally for its first managing director for Asia Pacific. Justin Che – who was previously senior VP, sales liaison in the region ­– has taken the newly created post. He will lead the Comcast-owned business’s television business across Asia Pacific, overseeing distribution of content and channels, and work out of […]

NBCU hires Lat Am veteran for GM role

NBCUniversal’s global channels unit has hired Klaudia Bermudez to become its senior VP and general manager for Latin America. In the role at Universal Networks International, Bermudez will report to Ken Bettstellar, managing director, Latin America. She will be charge with driving growth across the region, based out of Miami and effective as of June […]

NBCU launches UK-based unscripted unit

NBCUniversal International Television is launching an unscripted development division. Senior VP of factual and entertainment, David Mortimer (pictured), will oversee the new division. The news follows NBCU hiring Jack Burgess in August, as first reported by TBI. That move reunited him with Mortimer, who in April exited UK prodco Fever – the company he launched […]

New-look Universal Channel hitting the UK

NBCUniversal’s new-look Universal Channel will debut in the UK on August 5. NBCU has been repositioning its core general entertainment channel as part of a global strategy to focus it on character-driven programming. The process started with the Asian version of the channel. The channel has a new logo, on-air look and feel and programming […]

Universal Channel to go live in Germany

NBCUniversal International Television’s channels division is set to launch its flagship pay-TV brand Universal Channel in Germany for the first time on September 5. The channel will be available on Sky Deutschland in HD and on Deutsche Telecom, in both HD and SD, with the rollout following a recent look, logo and tagline overhaul for […]