CEO brushes off Comcast concerns

Brian Roberts, chairman and CEO, Comcast Corporation

NBCUniversal (NBCU) parent Comcast is in rude health despite a recent stock price drop, according to its CEO. Comcast’s market cap recently fell around US$16… Read more

NBCU comedy SVOD service Seeso shutting


NBCUniversal is shutting its comedy-themed SVOD service Seeso. The US service’s future has been in question for the last few months, and a blog post… Read more

NBCU ‘sceptical of OTT services’

Steve Burke

NBCUniversal CEO Steve Burke has expressed scepticism over the long-term impact of over-the-top channels services such as Sling TV, Hulu Live and YouTube TV. While… Read more

Crunchyroll partners with NBCU Japan on ‘international anime’


Anime video-on-demand service Crunchyroll has partnered with NBCUniversal Entertainment Japan (NUEJ) to co-develop new content with “international appeal”. The companies will work together to produce… Read more

Altice to launch new premium series and movies channel next month

altice studio copy

Cable and telecom group Altice is to launch its new French premium channel dedicated to movies and series, Altice Studio, on August 22. The new… Read more

Major content firms pact for anti-piracy coalition


Sky renews European NBCU deal

Gary Davey

European pay TV operator Sky has renewed its wide-ranging TV and film content deal with NBCUniversal. The multi-year deal covers Sky Cinema and the NBCUniversal… Read more

Shapiro departure casts doubt over future of Seeso


Evan Shapiro, the head of NBCUniversal-owned comedy SVOD service Seeso, is to leave his post. His departure this week throws the future of the all-comedy… Read more

NBCU rebrands Sprout as Universal Kids

Kody Kapow

US children’s channel Sprout has been renamed Universal Kids, though the brand remains as a daily programming block. Sprout parent NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment Lifestyle Networks… Read more

Zee moves into Poland with Bollywood channel launch

Pawel Kolasa

Zee Entertainment is moving into Poland with the launch of a customised version of its dedicated Bollywood film and entertainment channel, Zee.One. The channel will… Read more