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Comcast CEO touts NBCUniversal’s Peacock as AVOD service

Comcast Chairman and CEO Brian Roberts touted  NBC Universals upcoming OTT platform Peacock as mainly an ad-supported, direct-to-consumer offering (AVOD). The OTT launch is scheduled for April 2020. During the Goldman Sachs Communacopia Conference in New York City, he said NBCUniversals Peacock would be offered to Comcasts existing customers for free, especially in the traditional [...]

AT&T sells its Hulu’s 10% part

Hulu announced it acquired the WarnerMedias (AT&T) 10% stake in the streaming platform. The transaction was valued in USD 1,430 million. With the acquisition, Hulu becomes the owner of Disney (which concentrates a 60% after formalizing the merger with Fox) and Comcast / NBCUniversal (30%). The sale of AT&T shares made Hulu to be valued [...]

NBCUniversal invests in YouTube channel about series

NBCUniversal developed in partnership with ViU Hub, Globosats digital business unit, the YouTube channel “Amo Séries”, with the aim of meeting the demand of Brazilians for this type of content. The channel presents two new videos per week, on Thursdays and Saturdays, hosted by Foquinha and Mikannn, two local influencers, who receive guests each season. [...]

NBCUniversal to cut prime-time ads

US media conglomerate NBCUniversal, which operates Spanish-language TV network Telemundo, plans to cut the amount of ad time during its prime-time shows by 10% and reduce the number of advertisements in its commercial pods by 20%. In a press release, the company said that this new strategy will begin to be implemented during the fourth [...]

Snapchat, NBCUniversal partner to create original shows

Snap and NBCUniversal announced that they have joined forces to create a new digital content studio that will develop and produce shows, including scripted and other genres, for Snapchat mobile messaging app. Both companies will have equal equity stakes in the new venture, which will be based on Santa Monica, California. As part the launch, [...]

América Móvil and Telemundo present bids for Mexico national soccer team media rights

NBCUniversal/Telemundo and América Móvil announced that they have jointly submitted to the Mexican Soccer Federation bids for the Mexico National Team media rights, one for the United States, and the other for the rest of the world, for two World Cup cycles. The bids include rights to all mens and womens Mexico National Team divisions. [...]

YouTube TV adds Telemundo and Universo

Online pay TV service YouTube TV has added seven new channels to its platform, including Telemundo and Universo (NBCUniversal), local media reported. In addition to the Hispanic channels, the service has added AMC, BBC America, Sundance TV, We TV and IFC, and now the exiting offering reached 46 channels. The service offers a basic $35 [...]

Telemundo Internacional launches feed for Central America

Telemundo Internacional announced the launch of a new feed for Central America, which will allow covering the specific entertainment needs of El Salvador, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Honduras, Costa Rica and Panama. This way, the network, which is part of NBCUniversal group, expanded to four its feeds in the region: Central America, Mexico, Venezuela and Latin America. [...]

Telemundo announces new production unit

NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises announced the creation of Telemundo International Studios (TIS), the new internationally-focused production unit exclusively focused on creating high-end short form, scripted formats for emerging platforms and international market.   Based out of Miami, the new unit will be led by Marcos Santana, President of Telemundo International. TIS will collaborate with some of [...]