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Comcast to take full control of NBC Universal

US cable and media giant Comcast is to acquire the 49% of NBC Universal that it does not already own from General Electric for US$16.7 billion (€12.4 billion). Comcast said it would take full control of NBC Universal at the time of its original acquisition deal, which was completed in 2011, but had seven years […]

LoveFilm inks streaming deal with NBC Universal for TV shows

LoveFilm has sealed a UK programming deal with NBC Universal that gives the Amazon-owned streaming service a raft of the studio’s catalogue and current TV series. The agreement, with NBC Universal International TV, covers scripted shows including 30 Rock, Knight Rider, Warehouse 13 and the US version of The Office. LoveFilm said it covered hundreds […]

Sky Deutschland expands partnership with NBC Universal

Sky Deutschland has extended its distribution partnership with NBC Universal in a deal that will see the launch of Syfy HD and Universal 13th Street HD on its network from January 17. NBC Universal has also extended its existing output deal with Sky for the distribution of subscription pay TV and video-on-demand rights to movie […]

NBC Universal to relaunch G4 as Esquire Channel

NBC Universal is to revamp youth skewing US network G4 as the Esquire Channel after striking a deal with magazine publisher Hearst. The move is the first time that the international men’s magazine will debut as a television brand and will see the channel rebranded as a more mature and sophisticated channel, albeit one still […]

Viasat signs first-run movie deal with NBC Universal

Pan regional pay TV broadcaster Viasat has struck a volume deal with Hollywood studio NBC Universal for first run and library movies including Snow White and The Huntsman and Ted. The Modern Times Group-owned pay operator has inked a multi-year licensing agreement with the studio for the pay rights in Russia, Ukraine and the other […]

BSkyB inks deal with NBC Universal

British pay TV broadcaster Sky has inked a deal with NBC Universal that gives it the rights to movies including Snow White & the Huntsman and Ted in the first pay TV window. 
The multi-year licensing agreement with NBC Universal International Television Distribution also gives Sky Movies subscribers in the UK and Ireland access to […]

Cosmos TV forced to cancel NBC Universal channels

Belarusian pay TV operator Cosmos TV has been forced to withdraw a number of NBC Universal channels from its network. Following a request by the country’s Ministry of Information, Cosmos has withdrawn the Universal Channel, SyFy and Diva channels. The Ministry claimed NBC Universal did not have permission to broadcast the channels in Belarus. Comsos […]

NBCU takes EPL rights from Fox

NBC Universal has acquired the exclusive US media rights to the English Premier League. Under the three-year deal, NBCU will become the exclusive English- and Spanish-language media rights holder to all 380 Premier League matches across all platforms and devices in the US from the 2013-2014 season. NBCU outbid current rights-holder Fox and is thought […]

Maxdome inks deal with NBC Universal

Video-on-demand service Maxdome has inked a content deal with NBC Universal International TV Distribution.
 The NBC deal means that ProSiebenSat.1-owned Maxdome now has deals with all of the major studios, having previously inked deals with Disney, Fox, Sony and Warner Bros. The multiyear NBC agreement gives Maxdome right to a range of new and library […]

NBC Universal agrees deal to sell A+E Networks stake

US cable and media giant Comcast’s NBC Universal unit has agreed to sell its 15.8% stake in A+E Networks to co-owners The Walt Disney Company and Hearst for US$3.03 billion (€2.46 billion). The deal, to be paid for with a mix of cash and debt, values A+E, which owns A&E, Lifetime and  History, at a […]