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Earlier today, Musk tweeted that a female CEO would be taking over in June, and now The Wall Street Journal is reporting that NBCUniversal sales chief Linda Yaccarino will be that person So why's that bad news for NBCUniversal? Because if the news is true, then Yaccarino would be exiting NBCU only days before the media[...]
WWE Sale: Which Media Company Could And Should Buy The Empire
 Universal Studios is a part of NBCUniversal, which owns Peacock  I don't need to tell you, but Peacock is the streaming home of WWE and already features their digital library and premium live events  If they were to buy WWE outright, there wouldn't need to be any transition of streaming or anything like that[...]
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Earlier this month, we jumped on the speculation bandwagon that it was possible that Warner Bros Discovery David Zaslav and his team were preparing the company to eventually be bought by Comcast (owner of NBCUniversal) sometime in 2024 But based on what Zaslav had to share during a WBD-wide "town hall" Zoom meeting, no one's[...]
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Discovery with NBCUniversal (which Comcast owns)? Image: Warner Bros Discovery/NBCUniversal Considering WBD's financial and structural challenges, a "final" flip isn't proving to be too shocking to those behind the scenes, even though a mess load of contractual & merger-based factors preclude any negotiations until April 2024 at the earliest And while Masters notes that such a move[...]
Disney+ Carrying WWE Network In Indonesia Could Be Just The Beginning
 WWE just established a huge deal with NBCUniversal to be the exclusive U.S home of the WWE Network as a part of their Peacock app last year  If Disney were to buy McMahon's company, they would presumably want the WWE Network on Disney+ in the U.S asap. But it's worth noting there is some precedent to[...]
Was The Rock Ever Scheduled For Survivor Series?  Well, Sort of
 But why would WWE put so much effort into promoting The Rock and even his film, Red Notice, on rival streaming service Netflix if he was never going to be live at the event himself?  We are learning more about that now and it appears that it was a complicated situation. The Rock, seen here at the[...]
WWE Is Reportedly In The Dog House With Both Of Its TV Networks
 But FOX is a Hollywood network and they think that like on virtually any Hollywood production, throw enough money at the problem and it suddenly goes away and that WWE should have simply offered to pay him an absurd amount of money, though that probably wouldn't have worked with someone as determined as CM Punk. So[...]
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Stacey Abrams' latest novel, While Justice Sleeps, will be adapted into a TV series by Working Title Television, part of NBCUniversal International Studios This follows a high-stakes bidding war Abrams, the former member of the Georgia House of Representatives and fervent voting activist's new legal thriller The book is out this week from Penguin Random House. "While Justice Sleeps"[...]
Wolf Like Me
With the incredibly talented Isla Fisher and Josh Gad at the center, Wolf Like Me will be engaging, quirky, and wholly original," said Lisa Katz, President, Scripted Content, NBCUniversal Television, and Streaming "Wolf Like Me is a very meaningful project for me The stakes are extremely high but grounded by things we can all relate to[...]
A look at Truth Seekers (Image: Amazon Prime Video)
Mark Rylance and Simon Pegg will be the headliners in The Undeclared War, a new British cyber-thriller produced by Channel 4 and NBCUniversal for the Peacock streaming service in the US Other cast members include Adrian Lester, Maisie Richardson-Sellers, Alex Jennings, and Hannah Khalique-Brown The six-part series will be written and directed by BAFTA winner[...]
SKYWATCH: a Sci-Fi Short
Seth MacFarlane has been expanding his creative universe since the ink dried on his new overall deal with NBCUniversal First came the news that he was working with Seth Fisher (The Alienist) to adapt author Herman Wouk's The Winds of War and War and Remembrance as miniseries Following that came the news that MacFarlane would[...]
Olivia Munn on G4 (Image: NBCUniversal)
With amazing chemistry, brutal honesty, and a vibe that they live the things they cover (and honest about it when they didn't), we were genuinely surprised that another network didn't lure them away to host a morning or afternoon show. So when we see the teaser for the return of the NBCUniversal Cable and Dish Network-created[...]
THE ORVILLE: Seth MacFarlane in the ÒRoad Not TakenÓ season finale episode of THE ORVILLE airing Thursday, April 18 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2018 Fox Broadcasting Co. Cr: Kevin Estrada/FOX
It's one thing for Seth MacFarlane (Family Guy, The Orville) to make news by leaving his long-standing production home at 20th Television (still has that "new name smell") for creative pastures of NBCUniversal, but once the dust settles you have to produce Well, "produce" is what MacFarlane did and in a big way, announcing an[...]
Peacock logo (Image: NBCUniversal)
As "The Great Streaming Wars of 2020" rage on, NBCUniversal looks to be boosting its frontlines with a greater focus on new streaming service Peacock, but could that decision be the death knell to linear/broadcast television as we know it? During Comcast's second-quarter 2020 conference call, NBCU CEO Jeff Shell revealed to analysts that NBCUniversal[...]
NBCUniversal Jumps Into Comics Production with Grant Morrison
Universal Content Productions is a division of NBCUniversal which focuses on indie and creator-driven work UCP is responsible for the production of tv series such as Battlestar Galactica, Mr Robot, Monk, Suits, Umbrella Academy and Psych, among others They've also recently launched a podcasting arm, UCP Audio.  The company now adds comics to its growing[...]
Peacock, ViacomCBS Strike Content Deal: Ray Donovan, Charmed & More (Image: ViacomCBS)
NBCUniversal's new streaming service Peacock just added an extra shot of adrenaline into its launch day library of television shows and films, announcing a licensing agreement on Wednesday that will bring popular Paramount programming from the VicaomCBS library On the television/streaming side, Peacock members will have access to Ray Donovan, The Affair, Charmed (starting October[...]
Descender, Ascender TV Rights Land at NBCUniversal's Lark Productions
The Canada-based member of NBCUniversal International Studios is developing and producing the series, with Lemire and Nguyen executive producing (Variety exclusive reporting) "The world of 'Descender' and 'Ascender just keeps growing," said Lemire in a statement "And Dustin [Nguyen] and I are very happy to be working with Lark to bring it to televisions screens as[...]
"PsychOs" across the globe have been patiently waiting for Psych 2: Lassie Come Home (featuring the return of James Roday's Shawn Spencer and Dulé Hill's Burton "Gus" Guster) to arrive via NBCUniversal's new streaming service Peacock Now, it looks fans are getting one step closer to knowing when that's going to happen – and getting a[...]
Here's a look at who's still in play: BBC News (April 27), Vudu (April 28), Roku (April 28), Verizon Media (April 28), Vice Media Group (April 29), Ellen Digital Network (April 29), Amazon (April 30), YouTube (April 30), Hulu (May 6), NBCUniversal (May 11), Fox Entertainment (May 11), Telemundo (May 11), Univision (May 12), Disney[...]
In case you're not in the know or you've been too busy getting your own service off the ground, NBCUniversal is officially launching their own streaming service later this year called Peacock Yes, that's also the name of a large, colorful animal – but it's also been the mascot for NBC since just after the[...]
'Child's Play' Reboot Director Considers the "Greek Tragedy" of Chucky
This winter's Television Critics Association press event has been "scaring up" some interesting headlines for NBCUniversal, with the latest news coming out from the SYFY side of things The network has given a straight-to-series order to Chucky – that's right, a television series based on the central slaughterer of the Child's Play film franchise. "The character[...]
Originally intended to air on USA Network, the film was delayed and shifted to NBCUniversal's new streaming service Peacock And you could understand why fans have been wringing their hands in anticipation: Carlton "Lassie" Lassiter (Tim Omundson) is attacked and left for dead Of course, the fellas doesn't hesitate to get "the band" back together –[...]