Disney+ beats Netflix in US consumer satisfaction rankings

Disney+ has topped the ranks of US streaming services for consumer satisfaction, beating streaming pioneer Netflix in the latest American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) Telecommunications report. Disney scored a satisfaction rating of 80 just six months after launch, ahead of Netflix whose score slipped 1% to 78. Disney, which reported 54.5 million subscribers for the […]

Change of CFO at Sky as Armstrong returns to Comcast

Jason Armstrong, who was named as pay TV operator Sky’s chief financial officer at the start of the year, is to return to parent company Comcast’s corporate headquarters as EVP and treasurer, effective July 1. Armstrong and his family’s full relocation to Sky’s headquarters in the UK was complicated by the onset of the COVID-19 […]

NBCUniversal and Sky create new global ad offering

Comcast-owned sister companies NBCUniversal and Sky have teamed up to launch a new global business offering. Advertising and partnership opportunities across both companies, from Sky’s global IP to international news, will now be available for purchase through NBCUniversal’s One Platform. The pair said that the move would enable marketers to tap into the combined scale […]

Peacock at forefront of NBCUniversal reshuffle under Mark Lazarus

NBCUniversal (NBCU) has revealed a major restructuring affecting swathes of its operations, including the creation of a new TV and streaming division to be headed up by Mark Lazarus. NBCU TV and streaming will house recently launched SVOD and AVOD service Peacock plus a vast array of networks including NBC, Telemundo, cablenets – such as […]

Sky TV base and revenues fall as sports lockdown hits home

Sky’s subscriber base was hit by the postponement or cancellation of major sports events in its Q1 results, with the loss of 65,000 customer relationships and a slide in revenues. Sky had 23.9 million customers at the end of the quarter. The reduction in numbers in the quarter compares with 112,000 additions for the same […]

NBCUniversal’s Fandango buys Walmart’s Vudu 

Vudu, the transactional video on demand platform owned by Walmart, has been purchased by NBCUniversal’s cinema ticket purchasing service Fandango. Vudu is currently accessible in over 100 million US homes with an app that has been downloaded more than 14 million times. The service allows users to purchase and rent films and series, and also […]

NBCU launches preview of Peacock to Comcast customers

NBCUniversal (NBCU) has rolled out its new streaming service Peacock to select users in the US, but senior execs have admitted that Covid-19 has had a “significant” impact on its launch slate. Matt Strauss, chairman of Peacock and NBCU Digital Enterprises, said that when the streamer’s strategy had been unveiled three months ago, “none of […]

Comcast opens up over a dozen SVODs amid coronavirus

Comcast has become the latest US operator to offer a range of its content for free as the world battles the coronavirus pandemic.  The Sky owner said that it would make on demand programming from more than two dozen of its entertainment networks and subscription video services available for its Xfinity X1 and Flex customers […]

Top Comcast execs to donate salaries to charity amid pandemic

Comcast, the owner and operator of NBCUniversal and Sky, has announced that its top execs are donating 100% of their salaries to charities fighting against coronavirus. A memo sent to staff on Wednesday from CEO Brian Roberts confirmed that he, Mike Cavanagh (CFO), Dave Watson (Comcast Cable CEO), Jeff Shell, (NBCU CEO) and Jeremy Darroch […]

Virgin Media to show new NBCUniversal releases as cinemas shut down

Liberty Global-owned UK service provider Virgin Media has struck a deal with NBCUniversal that will enable its customers to watch some of the studio’s new releases on the same day their cinema release. The agreement means that Virgin Media customers will be able to watch movies including DreamWorks Animation’s Trolls World Tour on April 6, the […]

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