Paul Telegdy

NATPE: NBCU streamer will require “reinvention” of windowing

NBC Entertainment co-chairmen George Cheeks and Paul Telegdy have said that the business’s planned streaming service will require a “reinvention” of windowing that will affect its content strategy going forward. The newly appointed co-chairmen, who have been in the roles for four months following the exit of Bob Greenblatt, told NATPE Miami delegates that NBC […]

NBC promotes Meredith Ahr to president of alternative

NBC Entertainment has promoted Meredith Ahr to president of its alternative and reality group. The exec, who previously served as head of the Universal Television Alternative Studios, will take on the role recently vacated by Paul Telegdy, who was promoted to serve as co-chairman of NBC Entertainment alongside George Cheeks. In the role, Ahr will oversee […]

NATPE reveals NBC keynote, Tyler Perry session

Newly appointed NBC co-chairs Paul Telegdy and George Cheeks are to keynote at NATPE Miami. The January market, which runs from January 22 to 24 and will this year focus on “connectivity and active deal-making”, marks the first public engagement for the NBC execs, who were tapped to succeed Bob Greenblatt in late September. The […]

NBC Entertainment appoints new chairs

NBC has appointed Paul Telegdy (pictured, left) and George Cheeks (right) as co-chairmen of its entertainment arm following the exit of Bob Greenblatt. Telegdy most recently served as president of the alternative and reality group at NBC Entertainment, while Cheeks serves as co-president of Universal Cable Productions and Wilshire Studios and president of late night […]

NBC’s Paul Teledgy to speak at Edinburgh TV Fest

This year’s Worldview Address at the Edinburgh TV Festival will be given by the president of NBC Entertainment’s Alternative and Reality Group Paul Teledgy. Telegdy’s major successes among NBC’s unscripted series include The Voice, America’s Got Talent, and American Ninja Warrior; specials programming, including the Golden Globe Awards, the Billboard Awards and the Macy’s Thanksgiving […]

NBC’s alternative all stars

Amid the golden age of TV drama, NBC has done something remarkable in launching and sustaining unscripted hits that have fuelled the broadcaster’s hot streak. Mindful that the likes of The Voice, Got Talent and Ninja Warrior provide great numbers but no back-end, it created an unscripted studio last year. With Paul Telegdy in overall […]

NBC’s unscripted supremos to keynote at MIPTV

The head of unscripted at NBC, Paul Telegdy, and boss of the broadcaster’s new unscripted studio, Meredith Ahr, will give a keynote at MIPTV next month. Telegdy and Ahr are expected to talk about new talent-led reality series coming out of Universal Television Alternative Studio, which was set up last year with Ahr at the […]

MacLellan upped in NBCU restructure

NBCUniversal has given Kevin MacLellan has taken on an expanded role at is international business as part of a restructure following the exit of Ted Harbert. Harbert, a former E! boss, said last week he was leaving his role as president of broadcasting at NBCU. He had been in the role since the Comcast-NBCU merger […]

Schwarzenegger joins NBC’s Celebrity Apprentice

Arnold Schwarzenegger is to succeed Donald Trump in the boardroom of NBC’s business reality show The Celebrity Apprentice. The show’s future had been thrown in doubt after NBC terminated its working relationship with controversial businessman and US presidential hopeful Trump after controversial remarks he made about Mexican immigrants in America. However, former Californian governor and […]

NBC continues to Do That

US broadcast network NBC has commissioned a second season of Israeli-created celebrity talent show I Can Do That. The second run will comprise eight episodes after the first (pictured) scored an average 1.7 rating and a strong share of the 18-49 demographic. “This series thrust our celebrities out of their comfort zones and into exciting, […]