NBCUniversal International Networks

DreamWorks channel launches on StarTimes in Africa

NBCUniversal International Networks’ (NBCUIN) DreamWorks family entertainment channel has launched across sub-Saharan African on the StarTimes pay TV platform. The DreamWorks channel is available on StarTimes’ platform as of yesterday, bringing a range of animated TV series to African viewers. The content line-up on the service includes Dragons: Race To The Edge, All Hail King […]

Syfy launches on Now TV

NBCUniversal International Networks’ science fiction channel, Syfy, is launching on Sky’s over-the-top service Now TV. From this week Syfy will be available as part of Now TV’s Entertainment Pass, both as a live channel and as an on-demand offering. At launch viewers will be able to access boxsets of series like The Librarians, Killjoys, Hunters and Dark Matter as well as […]

NBCU expands Donati’s role into kids, lifestyle

Comcast’s NBCUniversal International has appointed Duccio Donati to take on the newly created role of executive vice-president for lifestyle and kids. Donati will report to Kevin MacLellan, NBCU’s chairman for global distribution and international. The position sees Donati broaden his on-going oversight of E! Entertainment Television outside the US, adding international responsibility for the DreamWorks […]

NBCU finds replacement for McLeod

NBCUniversal International Networks (NBCUIN) has found its successor for long-serving former managing director of the UK and emerging markets Colin McLeod. NBCUniversal International (NBCUI) chief marketing officer Lee Raftery has been named in the role. He is in part replacing McLeod, who exited recently after a decade, as DTVE‘s sister title TBI exclusively revealed in […]

A+E buys NBCU out of German joint venture

A+E Networks is to acquire full control of its German joint venture, as it continues to consolidate its international operations. The deal will see NBCUniversal International Networks stepping back from A+E Networks Germany after a twelve-year joint venture. A+E Networks Germany operates the History and A&E channels in Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Luxembourg, Liechenstein and the […]

OSN and NBCU to launch Syfy in MENA

NBCUniversal International Networks’ Syfy channel is due to launch exclusively in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) via operator OSN next month. The science fiction entertainment channel will go live on July 8, offering original series, movies, Japanese animation, science fiction and fantasy programmes for OSN subscribers in the region – with Arabic subtitles […]