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G4 channel shutting down for good this month

NBC Universal is putting an end to its G4 cable television network after more than a decade of operation, Nebraska affiliate Great Plains Communications reported earlier this month. G4 aired gaming-focused television shows like X-Play and Attack of...

Clay Aikin’s Failed Campaign to Be Reality TV Show

The Esquire network part of NBC Universal, has been documenting Clay Aiken’s run for congress. The four-hour untitled docuseries, from Academy Award winner Simon Chinn (Searching for Sugar Man, Man on Wire) and Emmy winner Jonathan Chinn (American High), will premiere in the first quarter of 2015. The Lightbox duo have been filming from inside [...]

‘3001: The Final Odyssey’ Leading Syfy Back To Science Fiction

Cue the brass fanfare and timpani drums. 3001: The Final Odyssey will be a miniseries in the Syfy Channel’s new lineup. The NBC Universal network announced that Syfy will produce the miniseries based on Arthur C. Clarke’s final novel of the series. Show More Summary

How Your Rights Get Lost in the Fine Print -- and How to Fight Back

Meteorologist Nicole Mitchell was a star at The Weather Channel. She also served in the Air Force Reserve as a member of the elite Hurricane Hunters. But when NBC Universal bought The Weather Channel, the new management objected to her taking time off for reserve duty. Show More Summary

How Your Rights Get Lost in the Fine Print -- and How to Fight Back

Meteorologist Nicole Mitchell was a star at The Weather Channel. She also served in the Air Force Reserve as a member of the elite Hurricane Hunters. But when NBC Universal bought The Weather Channel, the new management objected to her taking time off for reserve duty. Show More Summary

Suejin Yang Joins Time Inc

2 months agoIndustries / Media : FishbowlNY

Time Inc. has named Suejin Yang VP/general manager, digital entertainment of People and Entertainment Weekly. Yang comes to Time Inc. from NBC Universal, where she most recently served as VP of Bravo Digital Media since 2011. Prior to...Show More Summary

Global Warming Casualty: Weather Channel Ratings, Value Plummet

Bloomberg reports that The Weather Channel (TWC) is in serious trouble. In 2008, NBC Universal bought the network for $3.5 billion. Today the hope is that the TWC can be sold for the same price. After 7 years of inflation, that is a real loss of value. Show More Summary

Who Wants to Buy The Weather Channel?

3 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Gawker

Bloomberg reports that the companies that own The Weather Channel—including Bain Capital, Blackstone, and NBC Universal—appear to be in the beginning stages of talks to sell the Atlanta-based weather behemoth. The question is: who would buy it? Let's speculate! Read more...

Does Whisper Have a Place in the Social TV Sphere?

In May, we wrote about how NBC, Universal Studios, and Hulu have begun to use the anonymous confession app Whisper for social integrations. Now – in what is maybe the most appropriate social TV program with the app – Season 5 of VH1‘s...Show More Summary

Wes Craven In Talks For Major NBC/Universal Cable Deal (Exclusive)

A small piece of inside info came in Tuesday evening as we’re exclusively told Wes Craven is getting way more involved in television production. On the heels of the “Scream” pilot getting underway for MTV, Craven is said to be close to signing a deal with NBC/Universal Cable to produce TV for NBC/Universal cable outlets […]

Empire State Pride Agenda Slams St. Patrick's Day Parade Rule Change

3 months agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Via press release: The news that the organizers of the St. Patrick's Day Parade will allow one LGBT group – OUT at NBC Universal – to march under its own banner for the first time strikes us as disappointing and self-serving. While this...Show More Summary

GE's Continued Divestitures Provide Investor Upside

By Celestial Hedge: GE (NYSE:GE) is at it again. It sold a 51 percent controlling stake in NBC Universal to Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA) in 2011, completed the sale of the other 49 percent in early 2013, and last year decided to spin-off part of GE Capital into Synchrony Financial (NYSE:SYF). Show More Summary

A Black Woman’s Search for Her Chinese Roots

During their childhood spent in Harlem, retired NBC Universal executive Paula Madison and her two brothers knew they were different. On strolls through their predominantly black neighborhood with their mother, Nell Vera Lowe—who was half Jamaican and half Chinese—their obvious Asian heritage made them magnets for stares and questions about their ethnicity.

TV Jobs: The Weather Channel, Bloomberg, NBCUniversal

This week, The Weather Channel is hiring an executive producer, and Bloomberg needs a TV writer. Meanwhile, NBC Universal is seeking a supervising producer for Weekend Today, as well as a copywriter for NBC Sports. Get the scoop on these...Show More Summary

My god, the Xbox One is full of STARZ

Following the lead of NBC Universal entertainment apps like USA Now and SyFy Now, STARZ has released STARZ Play for the Xbox One, granting owners of Microsoft's new console access to tons of movies and original programming. If you've got a STARZ...

The Dynamic Flag

Image source: NBC Universal, 'The Meredith Vieira Show.' Last week a friend messaged me, 'You're the woman that proves you can have it all and do it all.' And therein lies one of the most controversial notions of my generation of women...Show More Summary

The Dynamic Flag

Image source: NBC Universal, 'The Meredith Vieira Show.' Last week a friend messaged me, 'You're the woman that proves you can have it all and do it all.' And therein lies one of the most controversial notions of my generation of women...Show More Summary

Syfy And USA Streaming Apps Arrive On Xbox One

It looks like the Xbox One will be receiving even more entertainment options as NBC Universal?s TV Everywhere group announces the impending launch of two new streaming services, USA Now and Syfy Now.Click To Continue Reading

USA Now and Syfy Now coming to Xbox One

NBC Universal's TV Everywhere content delivery comes to the Xbox One in the form of two new apps: USA Now and Syfy Now. Television content will be accessible the day after airing along with other episodes from the network library. Network...Show More Summary

NBC, Now Owned By Comcast, Once Told FCC It Should Break Net Neutrality To Force ISPs To Be Copyright Cops

4 months agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

As you surely know by now, NBC Universal is owned by Comcast. And Comcast is one of the major players in today's fight over net neutrality. Comcast, of course, likes to pretend it supports net neutrality, even as it actually supports killing it. Show More Summary

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