NBCU takes hayu to Germany with Amazon Channels

NBCUniversal’s reality programming subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) service hayu has launched in Germany and Austria and is available on Amazon Prime Video Channels via the Prime Video app on mobile, tablet, connected TVs and the web. hayu offers reality TV content including Keeping Up With the Kardashians and its spin-offs along with The Real Housewives, and […]

NBCU reveals execs to lead TV & streaming under Susan Rovner

NBCUniversal’s Susan Rovner has appointed a raft of execs to oversee content for its newly restructured entertainment operation, with Peacock’s head of originals Bill McGoldrick set to leave the company as a result. Rovner, who left Warner Bros. earlier this year to become chairman of entertainment at NBCU’s new-look TV and streaming division, has named […]

Tricolor strikes movie deal with NBCUniversal

Russian pay TV service Tricolor is boosting its feature film offering through new deal with NBCUniversal The multiplatform operator has signed a deal with NBCUniversal Global Distribution, giving its customers access to films from the NBCUniversal portfolio. Tricolor subscribers can now watch feature films from NBCUniversal and will be able to watch these movies on […]

Peacock proving popular with older viewers, while HBO Max targets wealthy millennials

A generational divide has emerged between the US’s latest major streaming services Both NBCUniversal’s Peacock and WarnerMedia premium SVOD HBO Max launched this summer with solid performances. According to Ampere, 8% of US internet households have a subscription to HBO Max while 7% are using Peacock. Both streamers are, initially at least, reliant on pre-existing […]

Sky adds kids content from DreamWorks in NBCU deal

Sky has announced a new long-term partnership with sister company NBCUniversal to bring DreamWorks animated TV content to Sky customers in the UK. Starting in late October, the partnership promises hundreds of hours of animated series on the Sky Kids channel and, on weekends, on Sky One. Customers will also be able to watch shows […]

NBCUIS president Jeff Wachtel exits company after 20 years

NBCUniversal International Studios (NBCUIS)’s president Jeff Wachtel is stepping down and leaving the US media giant. London-based Wachtel has been with NBCU for almost 20 years and was appointed to his most recent role in 2018, with a remit that included heading up production, formats and partnerships around the world. He also oversaw NBCUIS prodcos, […]

NBCU’s Peacock top performing US SVOD of Q3 

NBCUniversal’s Peacock seems to have won the initial battle of the US’s new premium streamers. According to new research from Kantar, Peacock captured more than 17% of all new VOD subscriptions in the US in the three months ended in September. This is contrasted to WarnerMedia’s HBO Max, which launched several weeks before Peacock in […]

NBCU confirms Warner Bros. alum Susan Rovner as entertainment chief

NBCUniversal (NBCU) has named former Warner Bros. TV exec Susan Rovner as its new entertainment chief, following the company-wide restructure last month. Rovner, whose appointment has been in the works for several months, takes the newly created role of chairman for entertainment content at NBCU’s recently created TV and streaming arm, reporting into the division’s chairman […]

Peacock to spread wings on Roku after NBCU comes to agreement

A little more than two months after launching Peacock, NBCUniversal’s parent company Comcast has reached a distribution agreement with Roku. Roku and NBCU had been locked in a tense war of words which threatened dozens of the latter’s apps on the platform, but they have evidently come to an agreement. Central to the conflict was […]

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