NBC Sports Next teams with Pixellot for amateur sports streaming

NBCUniversal’s sports technology division, NBC Sports Next’s SportsEngine has teamed up with technology outfit Pixellot  to offer enhanced livestreaming opportunities for sporting venues across North America.  Youth and amateur sports-focused SportsEngine and sports video and data specialist Pixellot will work with the latter’s AI-automated sports cameras and the newly launched SportsEngine Play, a subscription streaming service for […]

NBCUniversal hires ex-Roku exec Alison Levin as president, advertising and partnerships

NBCUniversal has recruited former Roku exec Alison Levin as president of advertising and partnerships. Levin joins the company next month and will report to newly appointed advertising and partnerships global chairman Mark Marshal. The exec will oversee all advertising sales initiatives for NBCUniversal across national, local, SMB Growth, Peacock, sports and Olympic and Paralympic Sales. […]

NBCU’s Hayu launches in New Zealand

NBCUniversal’s reality-themed SVOD service Hayu is launching in New Zealand. The move means that Hayu will now extend to 45 territories. Launching on mobile, tablet, connected TV, console and the web, Hayu will be available, for the first time in New Zealand on Thursday, October 5, 2023. Hayu offers over 300 shows and more than […]

NBCUniversal launches nearly 30 FAST channels on Amazon Freevee

NBCUniversal has announced it is to launch nearly new 30 FAST channels with content curated from across the NBCU Television & Streaming portfolio and NBCUniversal Global Distribution library on Amazon Freevee powered by Xumo Play. The US media giant signed a deal with Amazon Freevee and Xumo Play for the entire FAST content portfolio. Xumo […]

Premier League joins Comcast NBCUniversal SportsTech Accelerator

The Premier League, has joined the partner consortium for the Comcast NBCUniversal SportsTech Accelerator. The Premier League will join as a strategic advisor to the startups selected for the annual program, which is currently midway through its third cohort. It will also have the opportunity to be involved in the selection of startups for SportsTech’s […]

NBCUniversal expands One Platform for advertisers

NBCUniversal has expanded its One Platform advertising technology and content offering, which it says will enable marketers to manage multi-market campaigns across addressable linear TV, CTV, and premium digital video ad inventory in a single buy for the first time. NBCUniversal has partnered up with Comcast-owned ad tech outfit FreeWheel to tive marketers access to […]

Viacom18’s JioCinema secures NBCU deal

JioCinema, Indian pay TV broadcaster Viacom18’s streaming service, has struck a multi-year partnership with Comcast-owned NBCUniversal to bring NBCU films and TV series to India. The partnership will bring content from Universal Television, UCP, Universal International Studios, Universal Television Alternative Studio, Sky Studios, DreamWorks Animation, Universal Pictures, Focus Features and Bravo to JioCinema. NBCU’s programming […]

Comcast launches programme to mentor Generative AI startups

Cable and media giant Comcast has opened applications for the first of a series of new LIFT Labs Accelerator themed programme, this time focused on the current buzz around Generative AI.  The Generative AI programme will be the first of multiple theme-driven accelerator programmes hosted by Comcast NBCUniversal LIFT Labs throughout the year focused on […]

Waipu.tv secures catch-up and linear rights for NBCUniversal channels

Exaring-owned German streaming platform waipu.tv has extended a deal with NBCUniversal that will give it catch-up rights as well as linear distribution of channels 13th Street, Universal TV and SYFY. The deal will include catch-up rights and additional functions such as instant restart, pause and recording. With the contract extension, waipu.tv viewers will be able […]

Comcast puts NBCU finance chief in charge of global strategy

US cable and media giant Comcast has named Anand Kini as EVP, corporate strategy in addition to his position as chief financial officer of NBCUniversal. In his expanded role, Kini will work across Comcast, NBCUniversal, and Sky to help drive the company’s global growth strategy, Comcast said. Kini has been with NBCUniversal since 2011, serving […]

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