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FandangoNOW and Vudu Merging Into One Streaming Mega-Platform

Movie ticketing company Fandango announced on Tuesday that it plans to combine its two streaming services into one mega-platform—a new version of Vudu that’s set to become the official movie and TV store for Roku.Read more...
Tags: Science, Nbcuniversal, Roku, Video On Demand, Ultraviolet, Warner Bros, Internet Television, Ava, Fandango, VUDU, Paul Yanover, FandangoNow, Mass Media, Fandango Media, Tedd Cittadine, Computer Networking


FandangoNOW and Vudu merge into a new streaming service with titles to rent, buy or stream free

Last year, movie ticketing and discovery business Fandango, a division of NBCUniversal, bought the on-demand video streaming service Vudu from Walmart, after the retailer had failed to capitalize on the service it had first acquired in 2010 for $100 million. Today, Fandango is taking the next steps with Vudu by merging the service with its existing streaming platform, FandangoNOW. The newly combined service will continue to use the name Vudu and will feature over 200,000 new release and catalog ...
Tags: Apple, TV, Television, Movies, Media, Disney, Tech, Walmart, Movie, United States, Comcast, Nbcuniversal, M&a, Streaming, Roku, Scarlett Johansson


Comcast Expects to Make Profit on Tokyo Olympics, Despite Travails

TV ratings have fallen, top athletes have dropped out and live crowds aren’t around to cheer, but executives at Comcast still believe in the power of broadcasting the Olympics. “We’ve had some bad luck,” acknowledged Jeff Shell, chief executive of Comcast’s NBCUniversal, which has the rights to telecast the sports extravaganza, during a call with […]
Tags: News, Comcast, Olympics, Nbcuniversal, Tokyo, Jeff Shell


Comcast Sees Q2 Profit Rise on Broadband Sales, NBCU Rebound

Comcast said second-quarter profit rose 25% due to soaring sales of broadband services and a rebound in business at NBCUniversal, where advertising, movie operations and theme parks all improved as the nation works to move out of the coronavirus pandemic. The Philadelphia cable-and-entertainment giant said second-quarter net income came to $3.74 billion, or 80 cents […]
Tags: News, Comcast, Nbcuniversal, Earnings, Philadelphia, Brian Roberts


Olympic Ratings Plunge and Star Athlete Stumbles Heat Up NBC’s Make-Good Talks With Advertisers

NBCUniversal hopes its broadcast of the Tokyo Olympics gives American viewers a grand sports spectacle they can watch at any time they like. Advertisers, however, have begun to wring their hands as more people watch the Games at moments of their own choosing. Traditional TV viewing for the Summer Games has declined noticeably, and, a […]
Tags: News, Olympics, Nbcuniversal, Tokyo, Simone Biles, Star Athlete Stumbles Heat Up NBC


NBCU Says Time Spent on Digital Platforms Will Equal Linear By Late 2022

On the TV side, NBCUniversal is best known for its linear networks like NBC, USA and Bravo--but the company now projects that consumers will spend an equal amount of time with its digital properties within 18 months--or roughly the end of 2022. Krishan Bhatia, NBCUniversal's president and chief business officer for global advertising and partnerships,...
Tags: Advertising, Bravo, Nbcuniversal, Nbcu, Connected TV, Programmatic, NBC USA, Krishan Bhatia, Streaming & OTT, Programming & Performance, Time Spent on Digital Platforms


Apple News partners with NBCUniversal to share exclusive Olympics content

It’s hard to keep up with the Olympics any year, let alone when they’re taking place in a time zone that’s 13 hours ahead of you (if you’re on the U.S. East Coast). Apple News on Monday announced a collaboration with NBCUniversal (the U.S. broadcast rights holder for the Olympics) to develop exclusive daily recaps and audio briefings, event schedules and medal counts to help fans keep tabs on the games. NBC Sports is the go-to app for streaming any Olympic event, but it’s a bit buggy. To their c...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Apps, Spotify, Media, Nbc, Sports, Tech, United States, Olympics, Nbcuniversal, Apple News, Nbc Sports, Podium, U S East Coast Apple News


Tokyo Olympic Games Ratings Pose Counting Challenge for NBCU

NBCUniversal’s Olympics coverage is putting a spotlight not only on the world’s top athletes, but on the way American viewers are choosing to watch them. In decades past, fans of swimming competitions and gymnastic feats would tune in to a single network showing the Summer Olympics, and giant audiences would follow. In recent years, however, […]
Tags: News, Olympics, Nbcuniversal, Tokyo, Nbcu


Olympics Opening Ceremony ratings miss advertiser expectations

NBCUniversal is already out to advertisers with Olympic make-goods as ratings for its Opening Ceremony in Tokyo hit its lowest levels in more than three decades and fell short of the broadcaster's guarantees to advertisers.  With 16.7 million people tuning in to watch Friday’s Opening Ceremony across NBC's linear channel, website and apps and Peacock streaming service, according to preliminary numbers provided by NBCU, the event went down as the least-viewed since the Seoul Games’ opener in 1...
Tags: Japan, Hollywood, Nbc, Advertising, West, Nbcuniversal, Tokyo, East Coast, Rio, Nbcu, Nbc Sports, Peacock, Mark Marshall, Pyeongchang, Rio Viewership


Inside Comcast’s Plan to Feature Real-Time Olympic Footage in Commercials

Many advertisers plan to interrupt the Olympics with their commercials. Comcast will interrupt its commercials with the Olympics. The cable-and-entertainment giant has a group of ads ready to run in the Tokyo Olympics that, if all goes well, will include footage from this year’s Games that viewers may have seen just a few hours beforehand. […]
Tags: News, Comcast, Olympics, Nbcuniversal, Tokyo


NBC Sports Crew Faces Olympic Trials to Get Tokyo’s Pandemic Games on Screens

The people putting 7,000 hours of Olympics coverage on screen for NBC are facing some Olympic challenges all their own. The coronavirus pandemic crimped the ability of producers at NBC Sports to get footage of members of Team USA and other competitors as they went through their training. NBC’s video profiles of the athletes usually […]
Tags: News, Nbc, Nbcuniversal, Tokyo, Nbc Sports, Team USA, Tokyo Olympics, NBC Sports Crew


NBCUniversal Becomes First Major Media Company to Adopt Ad-ID

NBCUniversal has teamed up with Ad-ID to debut a new standard for advertisers across its One Platform offering. Now the company and its partners can access the metadata house from the Ad-ID platform to leverage data about each ad in order to optimize placement and drive higher-quality experiences. The agreement follows the existing deal with...
Tags: Advertising, Nbcuniversal, Ad Tech, Streaming & OTT, Programming & Performance, NBCUniversal Becomes First Major Media Company


Toyota’s Tokyo Olympics US Spend Unchanged Despite Japanese TV Ad Pullout

Toyota, a top Olympics sponsor, has pulled its Games-related TV ads for Japanese television just days before the Tokyo Olympics begin amid a Covid-19 surge in Japan--but NBCUniversal said all of its U.S. advertising partners, including Toyota, remain committed to the event. On Monday morning, Toyota said it would no longer air any Summer Games-related...
Tags: Japan, Advertising, US, Nbcuniversal, Tokyo, Toyota, Sports Marketing, Programming & Performance


Ongoing TV Development Logjam Is Leaving Writers in Limbo

The TV development logjam that emerged across broadcast, cable and streaming last year as the pandemic raged is showing little sign of abating as COVID-19 restrictions lift. Multiple TV writers and lit agents tell Variety that the market is incredibly challenging, with little appetite from buyers for new projects. Among the factors contributing to the […]
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NBCUniversal Wrestles With Pandemic’s Effect on Broadcasting the Tokyo Olympics

NBCU execs are wrestling with what could be their biggest sports challenge yet: the Quiet Olympics. Broadcasting and streaming the Tokyo Summer Games already had a high degree of difficulty due to the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. Then Japan declared a state of emergency late last week, and banned live crowds, adding all kinds […]
Tags: Japan, News, Nbcuniversal, Tokyo, Nbcu, Nbc Sports, Tokyo Olympics


NBCU Sells 85% of Super Bowl 56 Ad Inventory As Part of Biggest Upfront Ever

One month after NBCUniversal finished its upfront negotiations but offered few specifics about its haul, the company is finally sharing some specifics about its biggest upfront ever--and revealed that it is well on its way to wrapping Super Bowl 56 ad sales in record time. As part of what the company said was its largest...
Tags: Advertising, Nbcuniversal, Nbcu, The Big Game, TV Upfronts


NBC Sports announces Premier League schedule for August as 2021/22 season nears

With kickoff of the 2021-22 Premier League season less than one month from today, NBC Sports announced its schedule for August, as NBCUniversal will once again present live coverage of every Premier League match across... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Premier League, Nbcuniversal, Nbc Sports, Leagues: EPL


Here's What's in Joe Biden's Sweeping Executive Order on Competition in Big Tech

On Friday, President Joe Biden signed an executive order aiming to encourage competition in the economy—specifically targeting some business practices popular with massive tech firms.Read more...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Publishing, Science, Microsoft, Articles, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Competition, Netflix, Comcast, Nbcuniversal, Retailers, Department Of Justice, Wall Street Journal


Peacock offers free and premium plans with tons of NBC shows and Universal movies - here's how to sign up

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Peacock is a streaming service from NBCUniversal. Peacock Peacock is a streaming service featuring NBCUniversal TV shows, movies, sports, and news. The base plan is ad-supported so you can watch most of the catalog for free with commercials. Peacock Premium ($5/month) offers more to watch, and Peacock Premium Plus ($10/month) is ad-free. Premium (Monthly Plan) (small) Table of Contents: Masthead Stick...
Tags: Reviews, Amazon, Hbo, Downton Abbey, Nbc, Entertainment, Nbc News, Trends, Tech, Comcast, Premier League, Nbcuniversal, Streaming, Mlb, Tokyo, Tina Fey


Japan's SoftBank Hires NBCUniversal Exec as Global Communications Head

(Reuters) - SoftBank Group Corp has hired Mark Kornblau, a NBCUniversal executive and former communications director in the Obama administration,...
Tags: Japan, Obama, Nbcuniversal, Mark Kornblau, Reuters SoftBank Group Corp


Fast & Furious Will Be Exclusive to Peacock

A new licensing agreement will see Universal Pictures films headed exclusively to NBCUniversal’s streaming service, Peacock, no later than four months after their cinematic debut — a major win for the platform as it attempts to lure in new cinephile subscribers.Read more...
Tags: Science, Films, Companies, Netflix, Nbcuniversal, Dreamworks, Universal Pictures, NBCUniversal Digital Enterprises, Peacock, E Commerce, WWE Network, Business Finance, Fast Furious, Matt Strauss, Puss In Boots, Entertainment Culture


Universal movies will head exclusively to Peacock after playing in theaters

Universal Pictures and Peacock announced that new films from the studio will head exclusively to NBCUniversal's nascent streaming service after they play in theaters.
Tags: Cnn, Nbcuniversal, Universal Pictures, Peacock


Peacock Inks Multi-Year, Accelerated Pay-One Deal with Universal Filmed Entertainment Group

Universal Filmed Entertainment Group (UFEG) and Peacock have announced a new licensing agreement where, beginning with the 2022 theatrical slate, all UFEG film content will become available to fans exclusively on Peacock as part of a dynamic redefined Pay-One window. The deal includes an accelerated window that will bring Universal, Focus Features, Illumination, and DreamWorks Animation titles exclusively to Peacock no later than four months following their theatrical debuts. The traditional 18...
Tags: TV, Movies, Nbcuniversal, TV News, Dreamworks, Streaming, Dreamworks Animation, Universal Pictures, Peacock, Focus Features, Jordan Peele, Dominion, ComingSoon, Movie News, Illumination, Universal Filmed Entertainment Group


How to watch every 'Harry Potter' movie - the entire film series is on Peacock for a limited time

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. The "Harry Potter" movies are now on Peacock. Warner Bros. Pictures All eight "Harry Potter" movies are now available on Peacock. The first four films are free to watch, but the rest require Peacock Premium ($5/month). It's not clear how long the movies will stay on Peacock since their availability rotates between services. Premium (Monthly Plan) (small) For fans of the "Harry Potter" movie franchi...
Tags: Reviews, Hbo, Nbc, Entertainment, Trends, Tech, Nbcuniversal, Harry Potter, Streaming, Harry, Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Hermione, Ron, Hogwarts School of Witchcraft, Peacock


Peacock Will Stream 2021 Stanley Cup Final Games on Subscription Tiers

Peacock, NBCUniversal’s U.S.-based streaming service, will carry all remaining NHL 2021 Stanley Cup Final games — with the Tampa Bay Lightning facing off against the Montreal Canadiens — as they are broadcast live on NBC. Coverage of the Stanley Cup will be available on Peacock Premium, which costs $4.99/month with ads, and Peacock Premium Plus, […]
Tags: News, Nbc, Nbcuniversal, NHL, Tampa Bay Lightning, Montreal Canadiens, Peacock, Stanley Cup Final


As Hollywood Remerges From the Pandemic, Entertainment Offices Set the Stage for Reopening

Mask mandates are no more in California and New York, where COVID-19 cases have plummeted — and so much of the entertainment industry is based. Now Hollywood is largely in soft-launch mode, not for the premiere of a particular film but for its biggest comeback yet: itself. While television and film productions have adhered to […]
Tags: New York, California, Nbcuniversal, Entertainment Industry, Now Hollywood


F9 Sets Highest Opening Domestic Box Office Weekend Since 2019

  F9: The Fast Saga marks a significant triumph for the domestic box office as it earned $70 million in its opening weekend. RELATED: Nathalie Emmanuel: Representation Is Instrumental to F9’s Success This marks the highest-grossing opening weekend since Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker released in late 2019. It also pushes the film’s global gross to $405 million, with #335 million coming from international markets. This weekend  F9 added 22 new No. 1 opening markets for a total of 45 territorie...
Tags: UK, Movies, Mexico, Action, Colombia, Nbcuniversal, Brazil, Norway, North America, Godzilla, John Cena, Fast & Furious, Kong, Skywalker, UK Ireland, Nathalie Emmanuel


You can now watch Peacock on all Fire TV devices, ahead of Tokyo Games

It's been one year since NBCUniversal launched its Peacock streaming media service, but the Amazon Fire TV hasn't offered the app to its users -- till now.
Tags: Trends, Nbcuniversal, Home Theater, Tokyo, Amazon Fire TV, Peacock, Streaming Media Devices, Streaming Media Services


NBCUniversal secures its largest-ever advertiser roster for Tokyo Olympics

Despite some observers' concerns about holding the Games as scheduled, the network expects to have at least 20 more advertisers than it did during the last Summer Olympics in 2016.
Tags: Advertising, Nbcuniversal, Tokyo


NBCUniversal Surpasses Rio’s $1.2 Billion Advertising Haul for Tokyo Olympics

NBCUniversal has been quiet about its Tokyo Olympics ad sales efforts since the Games were postponed in March 2020 due to Covid-19. But exactly a month before the Opening Ceremony, the company is finally sharing some more details about its Summer Games advertising revenue. While the company isn't yet releasing a specific revenue number, execs...
Tags: Advertising, Nbcuniversal, Tokyo, TV Upfronts, Sports Marketing, Programming & Performance, NBCUniversal Surpasses Rio