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Friday, Jan. 29, 2021
Actors with disabilities will be included in auditions for each new film and television production at NBCUniversal, which becomes the second major media company to make such a commitment.
NBCUniversal said Friday that the pledge covers projects by the Universal Filmed Entertainment Group...
Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021
Linda Yaccarino, chairman, Global Advertising and Partnerships, NBCUniversal, has been named chair of the Ad Council’s Board of Directors. She succeeds David Fischer, chief revenue officer of Facebook, and will serve in the role until June 30, 2022.
Since the organization’s founding, the...
Thursday, Jul. 30, 2020
The coronavirus pandemic took a toll on Comcast in the second quarter as movie theaters closed, theme parks shut down and advertisers cut back.
The company reported Thursday that its NBCUniversal TV, film and theme park divisions, as well as its Sky unit in Europe, all suffered steep...
Monday, Jul. 13, 2020
Peacock is joining the streaming world with a few feathers plucked from its intended array of original programs.
Amid a stubborn, industry-wide production halt forced by the coronavirus, Peacock subscribers have to wait for a reimagined "Battlestar Galactica," the podcast-based "Dr. Death...
Tuesday, Jun. 16, 2020
Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin, Tracy Morgan and other "30 Rock" stars are reuniting for a corporate cause: to promote the shows and stars that will be part of the new season for NBC and its NBCUniversal cable siblings.
Described as a "one-time, commercial-free event" — other than the extended ad...
Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020
Paying subscribers of NBCUniversal's upcoming Peacock streaming service will get Premier League soccer matches unavailable on TV and late-night shows from Jimmy Fallon and Seth Meyers a few hours early.
They'll also get original videos and episodes of returning broadcast series the day...
Wednesday, Apr. 17, 2019
NBCUniversal and the LA Olympics are going into business together, combining to package commercial time on all the network's platforms with opportunities to sponsor the American team through 2028.
The deal is for contracts covering 2021 through 2028, the year the Summer Games return to...
Friday, Jan. 6, 2017
L.A.-based YayBig Productions has signed writer/director Ryan Prows. His debut feature film, Lowlife, is moving towards its 2017 premiere. Both the film and Prows are represented by UTA. He has written and directed content for a variety of platforms...
Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015
NBCUniversal is investing $200 million in digital media company Vox Media, whose brands include news site Vox, food blog Eater, the sports-focused SB Nation and the tech blog Re/code.
NBCUniversal, which is owned by Comcast Corp., said Wednesday that...
Thursday, Jul. 23, 2015
The European Union on Thursday launched an antitrust case against six major U.S. movie studios and British satellite broadcaster Sky UK, in a move that could profoundly shake up the highly lucrative pay-television market in Europe.
The EU's executive Commission has sent a so-called...