Steve Burke

NBCU streaming service will ‘empower company for decades to come’

Comcast NBCUniversal plans to launch its free streaming service in “about a year” and the OTT offering will serve as “a way to…empower our company for decades to come”, according to NBCUniversal CEO Steve Burke. Speaking on Comcast’s Q1 earnings call, Burke said that “two of the most senior people at Sky” who had worked […]

NBCUniversal to launch streaming service on Comcast and Sky next year

NBCUniversal has unveiled plans to launch a new advertising-supported streaming service next year to be distributed via Comcast and Sky that will also be available to non-pay TV customers as an SVOD service. The new venture will be led by Bonnie Hammer, who has been promoted to chairman, direct-to-consumer and digital enterprises at the Comcast-owned […]

NBCU ‘sceptical of OTT services’

NBCUniversal CEO Steve Burke has expressed scepticism over the long-term impact of over-the-top channels services such as Sling TV, Hulu Live and YouTube TV. While noting that Comcast-owned NBCU had signed “very favourable” deals with most of the US’s a la carte channels providers, he claimed these were “not all that material” to the entertainment […]

NBCU boss Burke headlines RTS London

NBCUniversal boss Steve Burke will headline the Royal Television Society’s annual London conference later this year. Burke will tell delegates about NBCUniversal’s plans to take advantage of shifts in the content landscape and share his expectations for the future of the industry.  “We are delighted to welcome Steve Burke as our opening keynote,” said Theresa […]