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

3 days 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

2 weeks 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

2 weeks 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

NBC and Jennifer Lopez Take It to the Floor With New Competition Series ‘World of Dance’

Press release from NBC, July 19, 2016: NBC, Universal Television Alternative Studios and Jennifer Lopez’s Nuyorican Productions are stepping on to the dance floor with a 10-episode order for “World of Dance,” an unparalleled dance competition series where the winner...

Ron Meyer Extends NBCUniversal Contract Through 2022

Ron Meyer is staying with NBCUniversal for a long time to come. The veteran executive has signed a contract to remain vice chairman of NBC Universal for an additional five years. His contract was set to expire in 2017.

NBC Universal Film Chief Jeff Shell Detained Trying To Enter Russia

Jeff Shell, the chairman of NBCUniversal's Filmed Entertainment Division, was denied entry into Russia last night. After being detained several hours, he was escorted out of the country and onto a flight. Shell, also chairman of theShow More Summary

Pirate swarms at risk from new patent

Users of torrenting who are downloading pirate material may be caught out by NBC Universal's new invention.

NBC Universal patents a method for hunting BitTorrent pirates in real-time

In an effort to curb piracy of copyrighted content, entertainment giant NBC Universal has patented a way to detect files being shared by large groups of people on peer-to-peer networks in real-time. The idea is that the system, which...Show More Summary

NBC Universal Scores Patent to Detect and Target Pirates

NBC Universal has patented a new technology that can detect high volume file-sharing swarms, including those using BitTorrent. The system is set up to detect popular pirated files and gathers data that can be used for anti-piracy purposes,...Show More Summary

Dish Agrees To Make Ad-Skipping DVR Less Useful In Settlement With Comcast, NBC Universal

2 months agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

For years now, broadcasters have waged an unrelenting legal war on Dish network for giving consumers what they want: namely a DVR that automatically skips advertisements users weren't watching anyway. Fox, CBS and NBC Universal collectively...Show More Summary

‘Shrek’ Revival Confirmed: DreamWorks Wants ‘Shrek 5? And Possibly More Sequels

It’s been six years since we saw Shrek on the big screen, but Hollywood can never let go of something, can it? According to Deadline, NBC Universal — a subsidiary of Comcast — is working to revive the beloved ogre following the company’s purchase of DreamWorks in late April. NBC is primarily known for producing [...]Show More Summary

Copyright Group: Hypocrite .ORG Registry Should Ban The Pirate Bay

A coalition of prominent copyright holders including Disney, 20th Century Fox, NBC Universal and Viacom are pressuring the U.S. based.ORG domain registry to take action against The Pirate Bay. The Copyright Alliance is shocked that the registry allows the notorious torrent site to operate freely and wants the domain name offline. Show More Summary

Deadline’s The Contenders Emmys Video: Aziz Ansari’s ‘Master Of None’ Takes Unconventional Path To Comedy Success

Already racking up an impressive number of awards and nominations just for its first season, the NETFLIX show Master Of None starring Aziz Ansari was part of NBC/Universal Television’s presentation at the first -ever Deadline  Contenders Emmys all day event held last month at the DGA Theatre. Show More Summary

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