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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 […]

eOne hires NBCU vet for sales

Entertainment One (eOne) has hired NBCUniversal Television Distribution exec Martine Druelle-Ireland as VP of sales for Australia, New Zealand and India. Druelle-Ireland will be responsible for overseeing sales of eOne’s film and television slate across pay-TV, SVOD and free TV windows. She will report to Joyce Young, eOne’s EVP of sales of APAC, and be […]

NBCU serves Top Chef spin-off in Thailand

NBCUniversal International Formats has sold Top Chef spin-off Just Desserts into Thailand. The One Enterprise is to produce a local version of the 11-part spin-off, which is to air on Thai entertainment channel One31. The show will see top pastry chefs in the country show off their professional skills and go head-to-head in a series […]

Berlinale: Amazon will look for “more curation” than competitors

Amazon Studios boss Jennifer Salke has said that while the business has become a global home for talent, it is looking for “more curation” than its competitors, during a press conference for new drama Hanna at the Berlinale Series. Salke, who inherited Hanna when she joined as head of Amazon Studios this time last year, says she has spent […]

Comcast to leverage Sky tech for upcoming NBCU streamer

NBCUniversal will tap Sky’s Now TV tech for its upcoming SVOD launch, which focuses on multichannel customers Comcast’s NBCUniversal will tap the technology underlying Sky’s Now TV platform to bring together content that “consumers are currently viewing on other online platforms for free” and put it “altogether in one place” as it rolls out its […]

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