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Boehner On Ted Cruz: "Lucifer Is Back"

Back on April 28, we learned in rather comical terms that John Boehner is not a fan of Ted Cruz. At all. So much so that according to NBC the former Republican House Speaker told an audience at Stanford University that the Texas senator...Show 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...

NBC & Jennifer Lopez Hit The Floor With New Dance Competition Series

NBC and Jennifer Lopez are looking for dancers with million-dollar moves. The network today announced World of Dance, a competition series from Lopez’s Nuyorican Productions and the nascent Universal Television Alternative Studios that...Show More Summary

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.

UC Berkeley Student Confirmed Dead in France Attack

Nicolas Leslie, a 20-year-old UC Berkeley student missing since Thursday, has been confirmed as the third American victim of the truck attack in Nice. He was in the French city as part of the university's Study Abroad program, NBC News reports. "This is tragic, devastating news," UC Berkeley Chancellor Nicholas...

NBC Orders Entrepreneur Competition Starring Tyra Banks

'Funded,' taking cues from 'The Voice' and 'Shark Tank,' is the first order from Universal's new in-house alternative studio. read more

Skull Island Reign of Kong opens officially at Universal Orlando

By Robert Niles: King Kong is officially back at the Universal Orlando Resort. In a nationally televised moment on sister network NBC's Today show this morning, Universal declared open Skull Island Reign of Kong. Skull Island: #ReignOfKong...Show More Summary

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

NBC Plans Interactive ‘Takeover’ of San Diego’s Gaslamp Square During 2016 Comic-Con

NBC and Universal Television will make their presence known during the 2016 Comic-Con in San Diego July 21-24 as they plan an interactive “takeover” of Gaslamp Square which is located between the Convention Center and the Hard Rock Hotel. Show 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

Ariana Grande Primps For NBC’s ‘Hairspary Live!’

Ariana Grande is a Dangerous Woman, but she’s got herself a nice gig for the holidays. The Nickelodeon alum and recording star has joined the cast of Hairspray Live, NBC's live musical produced by Universal Television that will air December...Show More Summary

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

3 weeks 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

Amy Poehler Inks New Deal at Universal TV, Sells Seann William Scott Comedy to NBC

The Scott comedy, 'The Baby,' has been granted a pilot production commitment by NBC. read more

Amy Poehler Sets Seann William Scott Comedy ‘Baby’ At NBC As She Re-Ups Deal With Universal TV

Amy Poehler and her Paper Kite production company are staying put, signing a new overall deal with Universal Television and the newly formed Alternative Studio for scripted and unscripted projects. Under the new pact, Paper Kite, which...Show More Summary

‘Hairspray Live!’ Adds Kristin Chenoweth

Broadway and TV veteran Kristin Chenoweth has joined the cast of Hairspray Live, NBC’s live musical produced by Universal Television that will air December 7 from Los Angeles. She will play Velma Von Tussle, the self-promoting and manipulative...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

Inside NBC's Studio Shakeup and Pressure on Networks to Own Shows

Universal Television's ousted chief Bela Bajaria sold shows everywhere but her network sibling as the new importance of "stacking rights" rewrites the priorities of broadcasters. read more

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