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NBCU’s new streamer Peacock pulls back Netflix shows, unveils originals

NBCUniversal (NBCU) has ordered a raft of new shows and snatched back rights to Amy Poehler comedy Parks And Recreation from Netflix for its new streaming service, which it has named and said will launch in April. Peacock will offer 15,000 hours of programming, with Parks And Recreation set to become available from October 2020 […]

NBCUniversal’s scripted team for streamer revealed

Further details of the management team overseeing NBCUniversal’s soon-to-launch streaming service have emerged, including the exec heading up its scripted line-up. Bill McGoldrick, president of scripted at NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment and president of unscripted at NBCU channels USA Network and Syfy, has had his remit expanded to include oversight of scripted for the streaming service, […]

NBCUniversal veteran Adam Stotsky to step down as E! president

Veteran NBCUniversal exec Adam Stotsky is stepping down as president of US network E! after almost 20 years with the company. Stotsky has headed up E! for three years but will step down at the end of the month, with his remit being passed in the interim to Frances Berwick, who oversees NBCU Cable Entertainment’s […]

Comcast to power NBCU’s streamer with acquisitions

NBCUniversal’s CEO Steve Burke has revealed further details around its forthcoming streamer, which will launch in April 2020 and be predominantly powered by acquired programming. Last month, NBCU said the yet-to-launch service would become home to the US version of The Office (pictured) in America, after it grappled rights back from Netflix following an auction […]

Netflix to lose ‘The Office’ to NBCU

NBCUniversal (NBCU)’s forthcoming streaming service will become home to the US version of The Office (pictured) in America, after the company grappled the show back from existing rights holders Netflix. The Office is widely believed to be one of Netflix’s most popular series but the streamer was unable to hang onto rights following an auction […]

NBCUniversal rejigs EMEA business

NBCUniversal has rejigged its EMEA business, following through on plans to transition the business’s pay-TV channels in the UK and Germany under the Sky portfolio.  First unveiled in April, the new structure sees the departure of Leonor Grandsire, MD of networks for Southern Europe, and the appointment of Lee Raftery, who led the creation of […]

More US studios say they will reconsider shooting in Georgia

NBCUniversal, WarnerMedia, Sony, Viacom and AMC have joined Disney and Netflix in saying they will reconsider working in Georgia if its new abortion law comes into effect. “We operate and produce work in many states and within several countries at any given time and while that doesn’t mean we agree with every position taken by […]

TBI Weekly: US studios brace for tough questions from global buyers

As major US studios prepare to reveal their new scripted wares to international buyers, there is an atmosphere of confusion and disorganisation in Los Angeles as the terms of trade hang in the balance.  It may still be May but June gloom has descended upon many international execs at this year’s LA Screenings, which is […]

NBC exec to lead unscripted at Matchbox Pictures

NBC exec Dan Munday has been named head of unscripted at Australian prodco Matchbox Pictures. The exec, who has more than 20 years’ experience both in the US and Australia, is to join the NBCUniversal International Studios-backed firm in June, based out of Sydney. He will oversee the creation, development and management of all Matchbox […]

Why content execs are winning in Hollywood

Hollywood is facing some of the most drastic executive restructuring it has ever encountered, with regime changes at Disney and NBCUniversal setting the scene for the industry’s next SVOD-focused chapter. Manori Ravindran reports on why content, and not digital, execs are getting the top jobs As Hollywood digs itself out of a seismic 18-month period […]

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