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Top Comcast execs to donate salaries to charity amid pandemic

Comcast, the owner and operator of NBCUniversal and Sky, has announced that its top execs are donating 100% of their salaries to charities fighting against coronavirus. A memo sent to staff on Wednesday from CEO Brian Roberts confirmed that he, Mike Cavanagh (CFO), Dave Watson (Comcast Cable CEO), Jeff Shell, (NBCU CEO) and Jeremy Darroch […]

Coronavirus: Olympics officially delayed; Champions League postponed

After weeks of speculation, the 2020 Olympics have officially been postponed.  The decision was reached following talks between Japanese prime minister, Shinzo Abe, and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) president, Thomas Bach. A joint statement from the IOC and the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee confirmed that “[the Games] must be rescheduled to a date beyond […]

Virgin Media to show new NBCUniversal releases as cinemas shut down

Liberty Global-owned UK service provider Virgin Media has struck a deal with NBCUniversal that will enable its customers to watch some of the studio’s new releases on the same day their cinema release. The agreement means that Virgin Media customers will be able to watch movies including DreamWorks Animation’s Trolls World Tour on April 6, the […]

NBCUniversal brings current cinematic releases like The Invisible Man and The Hunt to the living room amid cinema shutdown

NBCUniversal, which last week cancelled its live upfront event in May, will offer its current cinematic releases available to home audiences via 48-hour rentals during the coronavirus pandemic. Governments all over the world have either enforced or encouraged the halting of mass gatherings as the spreading pandemic gathers pace. In the US, cinemas in states […]

PGA Tour sells streaming rights to ESPN+ in nine-year deal

The PGA Tour, the premiere US golfing competition, has signed a nine-year rights deal with Disney’s sports streamer ESPN+. The organisation has also extended its rights deals with commercial broadcasters CBS and NBC. The deal with ESPN, reported by the New York Times as being valued at US$75 million per year, will see ESPN+ replace […]

Safety first for Discovery amid fears of delays to Tokyo Olympics; NBCUniversal sells record US$1.25 billion in ads

Eurosport owner Discovery has told Digital TV Europe that the safety of its employees is its “number one priority” amid fears that the Tokyo Olympics could be delayed over the spread of Coronavirus.  In mid-2019, Discovery committed to presenting “the most comprehensive digital coverage of a Summer edition of the Olympic Games across Europe” following the […]

NBCU seals A+E Networks deal for unscripted content

Comcast’s NBCUniversal has signed a “massive licencing deal” with A+E Networks for its upcoming Peacock streamer. The deal will serve to bulk up Peacock’s library of unscripted library content with “hundreds of hours” of shows such as Storage Wars, Cold Case Files and Ancient Aliens. These shows join Peacock’s already healthy library of scripted content […]

NBCU reportedly in talks to buy Walmart’s VUDU

Comcast’s NBCUniversal is reportedly in talks to acquire Walmart’s Vudu TVOD service. According to a report from the Wall Street Journal, the SNL broadcaster is in “advanced talks” to buy the streamer, though a source said that these discussions “may not result in a deal.” The Journal adds that NBCU would view Vudu “as a […]

NBCU lifts lid on freemium Peacock

NBCUniversal (NBCU) has pulled the curtain back on its forthcoming streaming service Peacock, revealing a raft of programming as well as both AVOD and SVOD options for subscribers. At an investor presentation at NBCU’s New York offices yesterday, NBCU said Peacock would be available as a free ad-supported service with subscription tiers, offering more than […]

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