Children’s network KidsCo set to close

The shareholders of international kids channel KidsCo are closing down the joint venture following NBCUniversal’s move this week to buy all of preschool network Sprout. The decision has been made to stop broadcasting the channel due to the “challenging” nature of the crowded kids TV channels business and problems “growing” the net. “As a result, […]

NBCUniversal leads TV everywhere contributors

NBCUniversal provides the largest number of channels of any content provider to US TV everywhere services, while Epix and HBO support TV Everywhere on more second-screen devices than any other premium or basic cable programmer, according to research from IHS. Meanwhile, all major TV service providers in the US have launched TV everywhere services, according […]

Twitter to launch ‘See It’ feature with Comcast TV deal

Twitter has signed a new partnership deal with Comcast and NBCUniversal that will let Comcast’s Xfinity TV subscribers click to access TV shows, movies and sports directly from a tweet.  The ‘See It’ functionality was created by Comcast engineers, is due to roll out in the US next month with shows from NBCUniversal’s networks, and […]

New-look Universal Channel hitting the UK

NBCUniversal’s new-look Universal Channel will debut in the UK on August 5. NBCU has been repositioning its core general entertainment channel as part of a global strategy to focus it on character-driven programming. The process started with the Asian version of the channel. The channel has a new logo, on-air look and feel and programming […]

Telemundo launches in Africa

NBCUniversal-backed Spanish language broadcaster Telemundo is launching a pay TV channel across almost 50 African countries. The Telemundo channel will be programmed with the company’s telenovelas and be carried on Multichoice’s regional DTH platform DStv. The new service will roll out on August 12 under the ‘Telemundo’ moniker. The channel, which will be made available […]

NBCUniversal launches SVOD direct to consumers

NBCUniversal has launched a subscription video-on-demand service direct to consumers in the UK.  NBCUniversal is offering its movies subscription services PictureBox Films direct to consumers in the UK and Ireland for the first time for £4.99 (€5.86) a month. The move follows a redesign and rebranding of the service. Users will be able to access […]

Turkey’s SinemaTV inks output deal with NBCU

Turkish pay TV broadcaster SinemaTV has inked an output deal with NBCUniversal. The programming agreement gives the Turkish channel operator a raft of the studio’s TV and movie content. The deal covers TV and digital rights allowing Sinema to make the content available on its linear services as well as connected digital devices. TV shows […]

NBCUniversal in talks to deliver full line-up to OTT players

US content provider NBCUniversal is in talks with a number of internet video services to provide a full line-up of programming akin to the packages currently provided for pay TV service providers. Cable giant Comcast revealed in a compliance report, required as a condition of its acquisition of NBCUniversal, that it had received and was […]

NBC closing international channels and cutting jobs

NBC Universal is closing several of its international channels and has placed a group of its staff at risk of redundancy, DTVE sister publication TBI has learned. Industry sources confirmed that NBC will close several of its networks. The channels are part of NBC Universals international television group, which is run by Kevin MacLellan. Specifically, […]

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