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NBC to provide live VR coverage of Winter Olympics

US TV network NBC is to provide over 50 hours of live virtual reality coverage of the PyeongChang Winter Olympics in partnership with Intel. NBC will use Intel’s True VR technology to deliver VR coverage of the games to authenticated users with Windows Mixed Reality headsets, Samsung Gear VR, and both Google Cardboard and Google […]

NBC hires ex-Endemol Shine unscripted exec

US broadcaster NBC has hired former Endemol Shine North America unscripted production chief Linda Giambrone. She has been named executive VP of production for NBC Entertainment and Universal Television Alternative Studio (UTAS), which launched earlier this year. She was most recently EVP and head of unscripted production at Endemol Shine North America (ESNA), but left soon after […]

Netflix among top five ‘must keep’ TV brands in US

Netflix now ranks among the top five ‘must keep’ TV brands in the US, above Fox, ESPN, HBO and Discover, according to new research. Toronto-based consumer research and insight consultancy, Solutions Research Group (SRG), ranked Netflix fourth behind ABC, CBS and NBC in its tenth annual ‘Must Keep TV Report’. “This is the first time […]

NBC News takes 25% stake in Euronews

NBC News is due to close its acquisition of a 25% stake in Euronews this week, with the France-based news channel due to be rebranded EuronewsNBC. NBC will pay a reported US$30 million for the stake, with Euronews due to use the investment to staff up and expand its news coverage and programming. Deborah Turness […]

NBC, Telemundo join Hulu live TV service

US broadcast networks NBC and Telemundo are joining Hulu’s live TV streaming service. A deal with NBCUniversal will see the networks offered on the upcoming pay TV service. USA Network, Syfy, Bravo, E!, MSNBC, CNBC and NBCSN are also included in the deal. NBCU parent Comcast is a silent partner in Hulu, which also counts […]

YouTube TV streaming service goes live

YouTube’s television streaming service, YouTube TV, has gone live in the biggest US metro areas, with more US American markets to be added soon. The service, which YouTube announced at the beginning of March, launched yesterday in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco Bay Area, Chicago, and Philadelphia. YouTube TV gives users access to some […]

YouTube launches live TV streaming service

YouTube has unveiled details of its much-anticipated television streaming service, describing it as “live TV designed for the YouTube generation”. YouTube TV is set to go live “soon” in the US with a line-up of more than 40 channels, including the biggest US broadcast networks. The service will be available across devices, includes a cloud […]

Seeso commissions Johnny Carson comedy

NBC’s comedy SVOD platform, Seeso, has commissioned a coming-of-age comedy set in the 1970s when The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson moved from New York to Los Angeles. There’s… Johnny! comes from writer Paul Reiser (Mad About You) and David Steven Simon (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air), with David Gordon Green (Red Oaks) directing. The series will follow […]

Olympics reports ‘record-breaking media coverage’

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) hailed “record-breaking media coverage” and “unprecedented levels of engagement” at this summer’s Rio Games. The IOC said that there was nearly 350,000 total hours of Olympics coverage this year, up from less than 200,000 hours for London 2012, with more than 500 TV channels and 250 digital platforms carrying the […]

NBC planning major OTT expansion

US broadcaster NBC is nearing the end of its “toe in the water” experiments in OTT services, and is planning a major expansion in the area. NBC Entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt (pictured) said he expects to formally announce plans “in the next couple of months”, with an NBCUniversal-branded US SVOD service that would rival CBS […]