NBCUniversal International

KPN launches DreamWorks, updated Fox Sports 1 channels for KPN iTV

Dutch Telco KPN has signed a deal with NBCUniversal International to launch DreamWorks on KPN iTV. The channel, which launches today (July 23), will initially operate for several hours a day building to a full 24-hour broadcast schedule in September. Content shown on the DreamWorks channel includes family shows and movies such as The Adventures […]

Comcast reorganises Sky and NBCU channel and content assets In Europe

Following its high-profile takeover of PayTV giant Sky, US media conglomerate Comcast has triggered its first wave of rationalisation activity. In an email sent to staff on Friday, Sky CEO Jeremy Darroch revealed a merger of key Sky and NBCUniversal International operations which will, in basic terms, place channel operations under the Sky brand and […]

NBCU launches Hayu in Canada

NBCUniversal International’s reality TV-focused SVOD service, Hayu, has gone live in Canada. The subscription service launched with more than 6,000 episodes of content from over 200 reality shows – including Keeping Up with the Kardashians, The Real Housewives and Million Dollar Listing. “We’re thrilled to now be delivering the innovative all-reality SVOD service – Hayu – in Canada,” said Hendrik McDermott, […]

NBCU International taps thePlatform as Hayu partner

NBCUniversal International has partnered with thePlatform to provide the technology behind its subscription video-on-demand service Hayu. ThePlatform revealed yesterday that its online video platform, mpx, is the technology used in Hayu, the reality-themed OTT service that NBCUniversal International launched in March. “The successful launch of Hayu in the UK, Ireland and Australia shows the next step […]

NBCU to launch reality SVoD service hayu in UK, Ireland and Australia

NBCUniversal International is launching a reality-themed direct-to-consumer OTT service called hayu, featuring over 3,000 episodes of its stable of reality shows including Keeping Up with The Kardashians, Made in Chelsea, The Real Housewives and The Millionaire Matchmaker. The service will be launched in the UK, Ireland and Australia in March, with a monthly fee of […]

Netflix agrees NBCU deal for Netherlands

Netflix’s Dutch service has acquired dramas such as Suits, Downton Abbey and Bates Motel as part of a package deal with NBCUniversal International. The streaming service has today made two seasons of legal drama Suits and three of period title Downton Abbey available to its local Dutch subscribers. Following later this year will be crime […]

NBCUniversal names international sports chief

NBCUniversal International has appointed Rhys Beer to the new role of vice-president, sports distribution and business development.  Beer will be responsible for leading and implementing growth opportunities and revenue generation through the sales of NBCUniversal’s existing sports programming, developing a strategy to grow NBCU’s sports rights portfolio and grow its syndication business, and identifying strategic […]