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Topic: NBC Universal

21st Century Fox Hopes to Complete its Massive Media Review By Year's End

Spends about $1 billion in media annually

The consultant behind 21st Century Fox's global media review is no stranger to such searches. In fact, MediaLink handled the 2011 review triggered by Comcast's acquisition of NBCUniversal. The latest search comes…

USA Network Is Trying to Reach Millennials With More Dramas and More WWE

Expect sci-fi series, SmackDown and fewer scripted comedies

USA Network understands that audience demographics are changing. To further appeal to the mainstream, the NBCUniversal property is working on a new strategy to reach millennials. USA announced Tuesday at its…

At SXSW, Brands Are Playing Games With Your Health (in the Good Way)

Jockeying to be the next big names in digitally fueled wellness

The melding of tech and health is everywhere these days, but nowhere is the trend more visible than right now at South by Southwest. By combining technology, wellness and exercise, brands…

Yoga Is Replacing Coffee and Happy Hour as the SXSW Meetup of Choice

Branded networking, now with namaste

Forget a quick caffeinated meeting with your potential clients. This year more than ever, many brands are introducing themselves to South by Southwest Interactive attendees by way of yoga. "Yoga asks…

MSNBC Airing 15-Second Daily News Video

One bite-sized story, aimed at younger audiences

Now you have no excuse to not have time for the news. MSNBC announced it will be airing 15-second pieces produced by NowThis News as part of a series called…

WPP Buys Mobile Firm That Built NPR and NatGeo's Cool Apps

Bottle Rocket's 2013 revenue reached $17 million

WPP made its second investment in a mobile company since August, acquiring notable apps maker Bottle Rocket for an undisclosed sum. The holding company said Bottle Rocket—which has a bevy of…

Comcast NBCU Decides Against Another Media Review

Business was consolidated at WPP, Publicis in 2011

Comcast NBCU has decided against putting its media business in review after talking to roster shops about that possiblity just two years after the media and entertainment giant split more…

Nielsen and FreeWheel Expand Online Campaign Ratings Partnership

Aimed to spark OCR usage for video buyers

Nielsen has expanded its relationship with FreeWheel, as the video platform will aim to streamline the usage of Nielsen's Online Campaign Ratings (OCR) for their joint clients. In a best-case scenario for…

Esquire TV to Launch

Hearst and NBCU partner on men's network to replace G4; magazine's role limited

Male viewers whose tastes run more sophisticated than gaming and wrestling can take heart: Hearst's Esquire magazine is getting together with NBCUniversal to launch the Esquire Network for intelligent and stylish…

Discovery App Looks to Own TV Experience

Matcha.tv inks partnerships with HBO, Turner, other programmers

The war for control of the TV screen, specifically the battle over which company or companies will own the user interface—and by default, the relationship with the average viewer—has only…

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