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Netflix hires former Universal Television exec as content VP

Netflix has appointed former Universal Television president, Bela Bajaria, as its vice-president of content. Bajaria will lead the team at Netflix responsible for licensing content from the major US studios and agreeing co-production deals with the major US networks. She will also oversee a new team developing original unscripted programs for Netflix, as the subscription […]

Universal Television names president

Pearlena Igbokwe has taken the reins at Universal Television, NBC’s cable and broadcast production arm. Igbokwe moves across from NBC Entertainment where she was EVP, drama programming, to take the chairman role at Universal Television. She replaces Bela Bajaria who left Universal last week after under a year in the job.  Prior to NBC she […]

Netflix replaces NBC as Tina Fey comedy’s home

Netflix is replacing US broadcaster NBC as the home of upcoming Tiny Fey/Robert Calock comedy Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. The Universal Television-produced show had been lined up for the Comcast Communications-owned channel’s new season, but will now launch exclusively across Netflix territories worldwide. Furthermore, Netflix has committed to two seasons of the show, compared with the […]

Amazon making Mena Suvari pilot with Universal

Amazon is making Hysteria, a new one-hour drama starring Mena Suvari (American Beauty). The pilot will be made by Amazon Studios, Universal Television and Alcon Television, the TV arm of movie producer Alcon Entertainment. Suvari will play Dr Logan Harlen, a medic investigating an epidemic that is spreading through her home town of Austin, Texas. […]