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Telemundo’s Marcos Santana on the Challenges of COVID-19 Production & Shifting Tastes

As president of NBCUniversal’s Telemundo Global Studios, Marcos Santana has spearheaded the U.S. Hispanic network’s headlong drive into a challenging era where global streaming platforms dominate and legacy networks are reassessing their place in the television universe. A raging pandemic has also spiked production challenges. His previous positions as president o f production unit Telemundo […]
Tags: News, Global, Markets & Festivals, Nbcuniversal, Festivals, Natpe, Telemundo, Marcos Santana, Telemundo Global Studios


NBCUniversal’s Mark Lazarus Defends Move to Centralize Content Efforts

After a tumultuous year of layoffs and massive internal change, NBCUniversal’s chairman of television and streaming Mark Lazarus believes the company’s “more unified approach” is going to pay off both in the short and longer term. Speaking during a keynote conversation at the virtual NATPE Miami conference, Lazarus acknowledged that the re-organization to centralize NBCU’s […]
Tags: News, Global, Markets & Festivals, Nbcuniversal, Festivals, Nbcu, Mark Lazarus, Lazarus, Natpe, NATPE Miami


TV Ratings: ‘Mr. Mayor’ Ratings Quadruple in Key Demo Following Premiere Date

NBCUniversal’s newest sitcom series “Mr. Mayor,” a comedic, skeptical take on city government co-created by Tina Fey and Robert Carlock, opened to solid numbers in its Thursday night debut on Jan. 7. One week after the premiere, and ratings in the key, adults ages 18-49 demographic haven’t just undergone a substantial increase— they’ve quadrupled, from […]
Tags: News, People, Nbcuniversal, Ratings, Tina Fey, Entertainment Weekly, Postmates, Ted Danson, Peacock, Holly Hunter, Robert Carlock, Mr. Mayor


How to watch Peacock TV for free, including the first seasons of 'The Office'

Although there are a few paid subscription options, you can watch select NBC content on Peacock for free. Associated Press You can watch Peacock TV for free with the service's basic subscription, which still gives you thousands of hours of content. With a free Peacock TV plan, you get access to the early seasons of "The Office," daily news and sports, Spanish-language shows from Telemundo, and more. Watching Peacock TV for free means you'll have to sit through ads while watching — to get r...
Tags: Apple, Nbc, Entertainment, Office, Trends, Nbcuniversal, Streaming, Cbs, Streaming Services, Telemundo, Peacock, Tubi, Tech Insider, Ryan Ariano, Product Card, BI-freelancer


How to watch Peacock and stream your favorite NBC shows like 'The Office'

You can watch NBCUniversal's Peacock TV on multiple devices to stream popular shows. Sean Locke/EyeEm/Getty Images You can watch Peacock on a wide variety of devices.  Peacock is NBCUniversal's content streaming service.  There is a free option for Peacock and two paid versions with more content. Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Many content providers have launched their own streaming services and NBCUniversal's Peacock is one of the latest ones to be s...
Tags: Downton Abbey, Nbc, Trends, Nbcuniversal, The Office, Cbs, Hulu, Streaming Service, Philo, Nbcu, Sean Locke, Peacock, Wilmore, Tubi, Tech Insider, Paramount Network


After Unwinding Tokyo Olympics Ad Sales, NBC Will Start Them Again

NBCUniversal may well complete an Olympic-like event before the next set of Games even get started. The massive Comcast media conglomerate is returning to negotiations with Madison Avenue for advertising time in the now-delayed Tokyo Olympics, slated at present to take place this summer, just months after unwinding what had been described as $1.25 billion, […]
Tags: News, Comcast, Nbcuniversal, Tokyo, Mark Marshall, Madison Avenue, Dan Lovinger, Tokyo Olympics


Marketers crank up the vaccine push

Hi and welcome to this weekly edition of Insider Advertising, where I break down the big stories in media and advertising. I'm Lucia Moses, deputy editor.Remember you can sign up to get this newsletter daily here. This week: Marketers ramp up push to convince vaccine skeptics, all the media deals to watch, and inside Gab. Smith showed off his bandage to the press at the University of Louisville Hospital. Jon Cherry/Getty Images Marketers try to convince vaccine skeptics The COVID-19 vacc...
Tags: Apple, Media, Instagram, Youtube, Advertising, Disney, Trends, Bloomberg, Cnn, Netflix, Comcast, Nbcuniversal, M&a, Dell, Pfizer, Council


Cyber Group Studios USA Names Karen K. Miller as CEO, Merritt D. Farren as COO

Paris-based family entertainment company Cyber Group Studios has named former NBCUniversal exec Karen K. Miller as the president and CEO of its American division, Cyber Group Studios USA, with Merritt D. Farren joining the company as general counsel and chief operating officer. Together, Miller and Farren are tasked with expanding the company’s North American development […]
Tags: News, Paris, Nbcuniversal, Farren, Cyber Group Studios, Karen K Miller, Cyber Group Studios USA Names, Merritt D Farren, American division Cyber Group Studios USA, Together Miller


Comcast and AT&T Suspend Donations to Members of Congress Who Tried to Overturn Election

AT&T and Comcast — parent companies of Warner Bros. and NBCUniversal — have joined a growing list of companies that are refusing to donate to members of Congress who sought to overturn the election results last week. The move comes less than a week after rioters loyal to President Trump stormed the Capitol, leaving five […]
Tags: News, Congress, Comcast, AT T, Nbcuniversal, Warner Bros, Trump, Capitol


Peacock’s Price Tiers Are Based Around How Much You Love ‘The Office’

How much do you love The Office? Enough to pay $10 a month to have access to all 9 seasons of the beloved NBC sitcom? That’s what Peacock is banking on, with its peculiarly specific price plans for subscribers to the NBCUniversal streaming service. Tiered pricing plans are a common feature of subscription services. Pay more each month to have an ad-free experience, or pay more to get more users on one plan. But pay more to watch more seasons of The Office? That’s definitely a bold pricing st...
Tags: Movies, Nbc, Office, Netflix, Nbcuniversal, Alfred Hitchcock, Peacock, Magoo, Netflix/Streaming Video, Matt Prigge


NBCUniversal and Charter Communications Set Multi-Year Distribution Agreement

NBCUniversal and Charter Communications announced Thursday a multi-year distribution renewal agreement that will allow broadband and video subscribers of Charter’s Spectrum service—about 30 million customers across 41 states—continued access to NBCUniversal channels. The new deal includes distribution of NBCU’s direct-to-consumer service Peacock. Charter broadband and video customers will be offered an extended free trial of […]
Tags: News, Comcast, Nbcuniversal, Latest, Spectrum, Nbcu, Charter Communications, Peacock, Entertainment Industry


What to call Capitol extremists, and brands choose silence: Thursday Wake-Up Call

Welcome to Ad Age’s Wake-Up Call, our daily roundup of advertising, marketing, media and digital news. If you're reading this online or in a forwarded email, here's the link to sign up for our Wake-Up Call newsletters. Capitol offenses A day after a pro-Trump mob took over the U.S. Capitol building, it’s become clear that the police preparation and response was woefully inadequate, despite much of the planning for the event having taken place out in the open on social media. Right-wing platf...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Twitter, Congress, Youtube, Advertising, United States, New York Times, Nbcuniversal, Kendall Jenner, Donald Trump, Cnbc, WPP, Trump, Linda Yaccarino, Capitol


NBCUniversal’s Linda Yaccarino Named Ad Council Board Chair

The Ad Council has a new board chair: Linda Yaccarino, NBCUniversal's chairman of global advertising and partnerships, will head up the nonprofit's board of directors. She takes over from David Fischer, Facebook's chief revenue officer, who had been board chair since July 2019. The NBCU ad sales chief will serve in the role through June...
Tags: Facebook, Advertising, Nbcuniversal, Psas, Nbcu, Platforms, Linda Yaccarino, Ad Council, David Fischer, Leadership & Talent, Council Board Chair


Peacock is now the exclusive subscription streaming home of 'The Office' - here's how to sign up

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Peacock is a new streaming service from NBCUniversal. Peacock Peacock is a streaming service featuring NBCUniversal TV shows, movies, original series, live sports, and news programs.Peacock is ad-supported so you can watch most of the catalog for free with commercials.A premium version of Peacock is available for $5 per month which adds even more content, including every season of "The Office" and e...
Tags: Reviews, Nbc, Entertainment, Office, Nbc News, Trends, Tech, Comcast, Premier League, Nbcuniversal, Harry Potter, Streaming, Tokyo, Tina Fey, Lg, Kevin Hart


‘The Reckoning’ Trailer: Neil Marshall Goes on a Witch Hunt in New Horror Movie

Neil Marshall made a splash in the early 2000s with the werewolf horror movie Dog Soldiers and the claustrophobic classic The Descent. But then the British filmmaker made his way over to TV, directing episodes of Westworld, Lost in Space, and most famously, Game of Thrones. His big-budget break wouldn’t be quite the success it was anticipated to be, with 2019’s Hellboy tanking both critically and commercially. But now Marshall is back in the good ol’ horror genre, with a supernatural horror fli...
Tags: England, Hollywood, Movies, Horror, Nbcuniversal, Warner Bros, Movie Trailers, Joe Anderson, Devil, Independent, Marshall, Kevin Tsujihara, Kirk, Digital HD, Neil-Marshall, The Reckoning


Quibi Reportedly In Talks To Sell Its Shows To Roku

According to The Wall Street Journal, failed mobile-first streaming service Quibi is in advanced talks to sell the rights to its content library to Roku for an undisclosed price. The Verge reports: If it were to happen, the deal could give the Roku Channel exclusive access to Quibi's slate of programming. None of Quibi's shows ever really took off, but Roku may feel that the content would stand a better chance when available on the best-selling streaming devices in the US. Quibi announced it w...
Tags: Facebook, Disney, US, Tech, Nbcuniversal, Roku, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Wall Street Journal, Meg Whitman, Katzenberg, Roku Channel, Quibi


'The Office' is now streaming on Peacock with unreleased footage - here's how to watch every episode

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. "The Office" remains one of the most watched sitcoms in America, nearly a decade after its conclusion. NBC As of January 2021, Peacock is the exclusive subscription streaming home of "The Office."You can watch the first two seasons of "The Office" for free, but you'll need to pay $5 per month for Peacock Premium to get every episode.Peacock Premium subscribers also get access to unreleased footage f...
Tags: Reviews, Apple, Nbc, Entertainment, Office, America, Trends, Netflix, Nbcuniversal, The Office, Streaming, Hdr, Peacock, VUDU, Parks Recreation, Tech Insider


Streaming services face their real test in 2021

After a year where the movie business was defined almost entirely by pauses and delays, Warner Bros. took decisive action on December 3. It had only been a couple of weeks since the studio had announced that in the face of surging coronavirus numbers, it wouldn’t be delaying the Christmas release of “Wonder Woman 1984” yet again. Instead, it would launch the movie simultaneously in theaters and on HBO Max, the new streaming service from its parent company WarnerMedia. While media/telec...
Tags: Star Wars, Hbo, Christopher Nolan, Media, Entertainment, Time Warner, Disney, Tech, Netflix, Nbcuniversal, Warner, Nolan, Warner Bros, Pixar, Marvel Studios, Gal Gadot


The top 20 streaming TV shows of the year from services like Netflix, Disney Plus, and HBO Max

"The Mandalorian" Disney Plus Parrot Analytics provided Business Insider its top 20 most in-demand streaming originals this year. The list is dominated by Netflix, but topped by Disney Plus' blockbuster "Star Wars" series, "The Mandalorian." Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Streaming hit new highs in 2020 as audiences spent more time at home amid the coronavirus pandemic.Netflix is nearing 200 million subscribers worldwide. Disney Plus has 87 million subscribers since la...
Tags: Amazon, Star Wars, Hbo, England, TV, Media, Entertainment, Youtube, Mexico, Disney, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Spain, Features, Gotham


The Year in Stocks: 2020 Tossed in the Streaming Cyclone

“May you live in interesting times.” This past year calls to mind that old saying, allegedly an ancient curse directed at one’s enemies. But 2020, with all its tumult and terror, isn’t one to forget for media and entertainment companies. It marked a pivotal year when the sector’s biggest companies made tough decisions to reorient […]
Tags: News, Finance, Disney, Netflix, Nbcuniversal, Roku, ViacomCBS


New to Stream: Peacock January 2021 Movie & TV Titles Announced

New to Stream: Peacock January 2021 Movie & TV Titles Announced The schedule for the movie and TV titles coming to NBCUniversal’s streaming service Peacock in January 2021 has been revealed, which you can view below! This includes the upcoming Peacock debut of the iconic sitcom The Office with all nine seasons set to be exclusively available on the streamer on January 1. RELATED: A.P. Bio Renewed for a Fourth Season at Peacock PB = PB || {}; PB.gp...
Tags: Chuck, TV, Movies, Nbc, White House, Office, Joe Biden, Idaho, Nbcuniversal, Showtime, TV News, Streaming, Dallas, Kevin Hart, Henry Rollins, Cuba


FreeWheel and NBCUniversal Announce Landmark Partnership to Automate and Optimize Linear Ad Decisioning Across All NBCU Properties

FreeWheel’s AutoScheduler Technology is bringing the best of digital to the best of TV, fully automating NBCU’s linear TV ad scheduling process across all their networks. NEW YORK — FreeWheel, A Comcast Company (Nasdaq: CMCSA) announced a breakthrough in linear/digital convergence: FreeWheel will be leading ad decisioning across all NBCUniversal (NBCU) properties using their new […] The post FreeWheel and NBCUniversal Announce Landmark Partnership to Automate and Optimize Linear Ad Decisioning A...
Tags: New York, Advertising, Comcast, Nbcuniversal, Press Releases, Ad Targeting, Nbcu, Ad & Media Strategies, Ad Metrics, Ad Operations, TV & Cable Advertising, Ad Serving, CMCSA, Linear TV, FreeWheel, NBCUniversal NBCU


Vivian Cannon Named Head of Drama Development at Universal Television

Vivian Cannon has been upped to the head of Universal Television’s drama development unit, stepping into the role previously held by now-president Erin Underhill. Underhill was elevated to president of the Universal Studio Group’s TV arm following Pearlena Igbokwe’s ascent to chairman of Universal Studio Group in September. Calling Cannon “sharp, passionate and tenacious,” Underhill […]
Tags: News, Nbcuniversal, Underhill, Universal Television, Vivian Cannon, Pearlena Igbokwe, Universal Studio Group, Drama Development at Universal Television, Erin Underhill Underhill


Heather Olander, Alternative EVP for USA, Syfy and Peacock, Exits NBCU After Nearly a Decade

Heather Olander, executive vice president of alternative development and programming for NBCUniversal’s USA Network, Syfy and Peacock, is exiting the company after nine years. Having first joined NBCU in 2011 as senior vice president of alternative programming for cabler USA Network following stints in original series development and current programming at CBS and MTV, she […]
Tags: News, Mtv, Nbcuniversal, Cbs, Nbcu, Usa Network, Peacock, Heather Olander, USA Network SYFY, USA SYFY, Peacock Exits NBCU


‘Mr. Mayor’ Halts Production Following COVID-19 Cluster on Set

Upcoming NBC series “Mr. Mayor,” starring Ted Danson and Holly Hunter, is pausing production this week after half a dozen COVID-19 cases occurred on set, Variety has learned. Six positive cases were recorded with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health at 100 Universal City Plz, Bldg. 5225, in Universal City, Calif. Four of […]
Tags: News, Nbc, Nbcuniversal, Ted Danson, Holly Hunter, Universal Television, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, Mr. Mayor, Universal City Plz


'The Kelly Clarkson Show' to air through at least 2023

NBCUniversal wants to keep Kelly on your telly.
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‘The Kelly Clarkson Show’ Renewed Through 2023 by NBCUniversal

Kelly Clarkson is extending her run as a talk show host. NBCUniversal has announced that it has picked up “The Kelly Clarkson Show” for two more seasons, taking it through 2023. The news comes as the show is well into its second season. “The Kelly Clarkson Show” is produced and distributed by the recently renamed […]
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NBCUniversal Promotes Jimmy Horowitz to Vice Chairman of Business Affairs, Operations Across Company (EXCLUSIVE)

NBCUniversal has given executive Jimmy Horowitz a big boost across its content portfolio. Horowitz has been named Vice Chairman, NBCUniversal Business Affairs and Operations, effective immediately. He previously served as a vice chair in the Universal Filmed Entertainment Group, but will now expand his dealmaking to NBCU’s streaming and TV arms. In addition to reporting […]
Tags: News, Nbcuniversal, Nbcu, Mark Lazarus, HOROWITZ, Donna Langley, Universal Filmed Entertainment Group, Pearlena Igbokwe, Jimmy Horowitz, Business Affairs Operations Across Company


Discovery Won’t Limit Number of Discovery+ Marketers For New Streamer

Discovery Inc. finally took the wraps off Discovery+, its new global streaming service, just two weeks ago--and only one month before its Jan. 4 debut. But unlike NBCUniversal's rival streamer Peacock, Discovery isn't limiting the number of brands that can participate in the launch of its new platform. "It's not a club with a limited...
Tags: Advertising, Nbcuniversal, Streaming & OTT, Discovery Inc


The first two seasons of 'The Office' will be free on NBCUniversal's Peacock but the rest is paywalled

NBCUniversal announced the first two seasons of "The Office" will be available on the free tier of its Peacock streaming video service.
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