Nicky Douglas

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 […]

Job losses expected after NBCU nets restructure

NBCUniversal is merging its UK and emerging markets channels business under its current central and eastern Europe managing director Colin McLeod, TBI sister publication DTVE has learned. McLeod (left) will be managing director of the UK and emerging markets business and that the UK managing director role occupied by Nicky Douglas will be abolished. DTVE […]

The Royals find a UK home on E!

UK pay TV channel E! has picked up The Royals, the upcoming scripted series about a fictional British royal family. The ten-part series was the first drama offering commissioned by NBCUniversal-owned cable net E! in the US and it will now play on the UK as well as US versions of the Hollywood entertainment channel. […]

Universal Channel will Get Away With Murder

Universal Channel in the UK has acquired How to Get Away with Murder, the new US drama series from Grey’s Anatomy creator Shonda Rhimes. How to Get Away with Murder follows a law professor who gets entangled in a murder conspiracy with some of her students. The series will be part of US network ABC’s […]

UNI appoints new UK MD

Universal Networks International has appointed a former Disney and Turner executive as to become its UK MD and oversee its local channels business. Nicky Douglas has taken on the role and will report into UNI’s executive VP Duccio Donati, effective immediately. This gives her oversight of Universal Channel, E! Entertainment Television, The Style Network, Movies […]