NBCU reportedly close to US$300 million per season EPL renewal

NBCUniversal is reportedly on the verge of a new broadcast rights deal with the English Premier League worth more than US$2 billion. According to Bloomberg, the broadcaster, which currently airs matches across its linear channels and Peacock streaming service, is close to agreeing a renewal of its deal with the league.  The report notes that […]

All-time-low viewership for NBC’s Olympics coverage

NBCUniversal’s approach of splitting its Tokyo 2020 Olympics coverage across its linear channels and digital platforms has resulted in disastrous ratings for the broadcaster. The Comcast-owned broadcaster announced an average audience of 15.5 million primetime viewers on its NBC channel and digital platforms Peacock and NBC Sports. This was the smallest audience for NBC since […]

Telemundo hires streaming chief for new division

NBCUniversal (NBCU)-owned Telemundo Enterprises has launched a new Hispanic streaming arm, which will focus exclusively on creating IP for NBCU’s streamer Peacock and sibling OTT services. The freshly minted NBCU Telemundo Hispanic Streaming division will be responsible for developing a slate of shows, with more than 50 projects already in the works. Romina Rosado, who […]

NBCU’s Fandango merges streaming services under acquired Vudu brand

NBCUniversal-owned Fandango is to merge its streaming service FandangoNOW with Vudu. The primarily transactional VOD-based services will be merged under the Vudu banner, and feature over 200,000 new release and catalog movies and TV shows to rent or buy without a subscription. The service will also offer a significant catalogue of free-to-view titles supported by […]

Peacock gets first international expansion to Sky in Europe

NBCUniversal’s streaming service Peacock will come to Sky customers in Europe later this year. This is the first international expansion for the US streamer which launched in mid-2020. This comes after the parent company of both NBCU and Sky, Comcast, announced that Peacock has amassed 54 million signups since launch and 20 million monthly active […]

NBCU brings reality streamer hayu to Xbox

NBCUniversal’s reality TV SVOD hayu has expanded to Xbox games consoles. The app is available across the new generation of Xbox Series X/S consoles along with the older Xbox One devices across 22 territories via the Microsoft Store. Territories covered include: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, Ireland, […]

NBCUniversal sets Ad-ID as standard for One Platform

NBCUniversal has announced Ad-ID as the new standard for advertisers across its One Platform. The Comcast-owned broadcaster said that Ad-ID simplifies and streamlines the ad delivery process while vastly improving the consumer experience and that it is the first major media company to adopt the standard. The new agreement expands upon an existing deal across […]

Amazon signs major movie distribution deal with NBCUniversal

Amazon has agreed a deal with Universal to bolster its Prime Video and IMDb TV services. The licensing agreement will see Amazon gain access to Universal Filmed Entertainment Group live-action titles in an exclusive pay-one window. The deal, Amazon’s first exclusive rights arrangement in the US with a major movie studio, is estimated to be […]

Comcast reportedly eyeing ViacomCBS or Roku tie-up

NBCUniversal (NBCU) owner Comcast is exploring a potential tie-up with US-based media giant rival ViacomCBS or AVOD operator Roku. The Wall Street Journal reported yesterday that Comcast, whose NBCU division owns UK pay TV operator Sky, had considered a deal that would see it increase its streaming might by partnering with MTV and Showtime owner […]

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