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AT&T Inks Deal To Acquire Time Warner For More Than $80B

Boards for both companies are meeting today to approve the half-stock half-cash acquisition valued at over $80 billion, the largest media deal since Comcast Corp. acquired NBC Universal in March 2013.

WaPo Columnist, NBC Senior Vice President Duke It Out Over Why Network Held On to Trump Audio

last weekNews : Mediaite

Media Columnist Margaret Sullivan and NBC Universal's Mark Kornblau had a contentious Twitter exchange on Friday over lingering questions over Donald Trump's infamous 2005 appearance on Access Hollywood

Watch Danny Seo Take a Hammer to VHS Tapes on His New NBC Show — Design News

(Image credit: NBC Universal) We've long been fans of Danny Seo's easy-to-adopt tips for being healthier and more eco-friendly at home. And "Naturally, Danny Seo," his new show on NBC, is chock full of them—for reusing, upcycling, and includes a few tasty recipes, too. READ MORE »

Former NBC Boss Named President of Fledgling Media Company

The former chairman of NBC Universal Television Entertainment has been named president of the indie media company Primary Wave Entertainment. Variety reports that Jeff Gaspin, who resigned from his post with NBCU in 2010 just ahead of the Comcast takeover,...

Jeff Gaspin Joins Primary Wave Entertainment As President

In a move to bolster its TV and digital production operations, Primary Wave Entertainment has acquired Jeff Gaspin’s Gaspin Media and has named the former NBC Universal TV Entertainment chairman to the newly created position of President. Show More Summary

'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' Season 4 Spoilers and Updates: FOX Comedy Hit Series Already Confirmed for Season 5?

TBS and NBC Universal were able to struck a bargain over the syndication rights of the comedy series.

NBC Buys Family Comedy From Suzanne Martin & Hazy Mills

Comedy writer-producer Suzanne Martin is reteaming with Sean Hayes and Todd Milliner’s Hazy Mills for another comedy series project. The single-camera half-hour has been set at NBC. Universal TV, where Hazy Mills is based, is the studio. Written...Show More Summary

NBC “made over $250 million in Rio” despite down Olympic ratings, criticism

While NBC’s primetime Olympic ratings were down 17 per cent overall and 25 per cent in the 18-49 demographic compared to London 2012 despite a friendlier timezone, NBC Universal president and CEO Steve Burke told attendees at a conference...Show More Summary

As ‘Sing’ And Its Battery Of Stars Hit Toronto, Meledandri’s Decision To Stick With It Suddenly Makes Sense

It was a shock when NBC Universal announced the management team for its newly acquired DreamWorks Animation a few weeks ago, and Chris Meledandri, founder and chief of the parent company's Illumination Entertainment unit was nowhere to be found. Show More Summary

FLASHBACK: Matt Lauer Was Listed as a ‘Notable Member’ of Clinton Foundation Initiative

2 months agoNews : Mediaite

NBC's Matt Lauer, who NBC Universal recently announced would moderate the upcoming Commander-in-Chief Forum with Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, was once listed as a "notable member" of the Clinton Global Initiative, the leadership arm of the Clinton Foundation.

Donald Trump told NBC he could do ‘The Apprentice’ from the White House: report

2 months agoNews : The Raw Story

Donald Trump reportedly told an NBC Universal executive that he could continue his show “The Apprentice” if he ran and was elected to the White House. According to a June Vanity Fair report that The Hill notes went largely ignored until the reporter did an interview this weekend on The...

Anchorman Rants About Rules for Covering Olympics

Fed up with the restrictions on video and logo usage imposed by NBC Universal on other TV networks and stations, WGN sports anchor Pat Tomasulo had an entertaining Howard Beale meltdown. "I'm not even going to report on the Olympics,...Show More Summary

Triumph, the Insult Comic Dog, has a new show, but his old network still owns him

Despite having moved on from late night to Hulu specials, Triumph, the Insult Comic Dog, is still owned by NBC Universal. And the company has been making money off the hand puppet and his projects all along. Since debuting on NBC's "Late...Show More Summary

Here Are the 11 Olympic Sports That Viewers Are Most Excited About Watching

If you wanted to watch every Olympic event being carried across the NBC universe, it would take 281 days. That's because the networks and digital platforms of NBCUniversal are carrying an unprecedented 6,755 hours of programming from...Show More Summary

Comcast/NBC Ignores Lessons From The Cord Cutting Age, Buries Olympics Under An Ocean Of Annoying Advertising

3 months agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

It's becoming abundantly clear that the lessons of the cord cutting age are not sinking in at Comcast/NBC Universal headquarters. Last Friday night, NBC aired the Olympic opening ceremonies, but spent the weekend being mercilessly ridiculed...Show More Summary

‘Harry Potter’ Films to Be Shown on Syfy and USA Network

The deal, said to be more than $200 million, will begin in 2018 and will allow NBC Universal to use even more Potter material at its theme parks.

George RR Martin’s WILD CARDS Superhero Books In Development At NBC Universal!!

George RR Martin’s WILD CARDS Superhero Books In Development At NBC Universal!! Read the full article on AICN I am – Hercules!! George R.R. Martin, author of “Game of Thrones,” now has another book series in development for television,...Show More Summary

How to Watch the Olympics If You Don’t Have Cable

3 months agoSports : Slate: Sports

The year is 2016. Nearly one in four Americans are either “cord-cutters,” meaning they’ve dropped their cable TV subscriptions, or “cord-nevers,” meaning they’ve never had one. Yet NBC Universal—which owns exclusive U.S. rights to broadcast...Show More Summary

Time Warner Buys 10 Percent Stake in Hulu to Help Bolster Live-Streaming Service

Time Warner has officially taken a 10 percent ownership stake in popular streaming service Hulu, joining a list of companies already invested, including Disney, 21st Century Fox and Comcast/NBC Universal. Time Warner is preparing toShow More Summary

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