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How NBCU's Bonnie Hammer Plans to Dominate Cable With USA, Syfy and Bravo humming, next task is to fix Oxygen

Bonnie Hammer | Photo: Mary Rozzi In Bonnie Hammer’s well-appointed office there is a large chunk of crystal-flecked granite, hewn into the rough shape of a heart, in a shallow square…

April 20, 2014, 9:54 PM EDT

Inside Bonnie Hammer's World From Esquire to Oxygen, NBCU's cable chief oversees 15 diverse networks

NBC Cable Entertainment chairman Bonnie Hammer's portfolio spans 15 networks of varying sizes and descriptions, all serving (hopefully) a different viewership. Hammer is famous for crafting programming slates with strong…

April 20, 2014, 9:52 PM EDT

NBCU’s Esquire Network Will Now Unseat Style Rather Than G4 USA’s Wachtel elevated; Klarman out at Oxygen in major shake-up

After months of cleaning house at G4, the network has been granted a somewhat inadvertent reprieve, as NBCUniversal has decided that the low-rated women’s lifestyle outlet Style will now surrender…

September 9, 2013, 6:08 PM EDT

Broadcast Boom Lifts NBCU in Q4 Cable unit lags on poor ratings, lower ad sales revenues

Hours after Comcast shocked analysts by announcing it would accelerate its buyout of General Electric’s remaining stake in NBCUniversal, Brian Roberts affirmed that “the opportunities for growth and value-creation available…

February 13, 2013, 1:04 PM EST

NBCU Ad Sales Picture Crystallizes Yaccarino firms up her executive staff with promotions, new hires

Nearly two months after Linda Yaccarino became the head of advertising sales at NBCUniversal’s broadcast and cable networks units, the org chart is coming into focus. The company announced today that…

November 15, 2012, 3:34 PM EST

Burke: NBC Profits 'Could Be Dramatically Higher' Exec cheered by early successes but says there’s 'long, long way to go'

NBCUniversal CEO Steve Burke on Friday (Oct. 26) told investors that he isn’t satisfied by recent improvements at the broadcast division. Speaking during Comcast’s third-quarter earnings call, Burke acknowledged that while…

October 26, 2012, 2:58 PM EDT

NBCU Consolidates Ad Sales Under Yaccarino A year after taking the cable reins, exec adds broadcast to her portfolio

Less than a year after being tapped to lead NBCUniversal’s cable and digital ad sales efforts, Linda Yaccarino is assuming oversight of the company’s broadcast sales business. In her new role…

September 19, 2012, 1:12 PM EDT

Burke: NBC Is Leaving $1 Billion on the Table Network exec vows to gain equal footing with rivals

NBC is consisting on crumbs while its broadcast television rivals dine like kings, and Steve Burke is fed up. Speaking to investors Thursday at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2012…

September 13, 2012, 8:25 PM EDT

Handicapping the Cable Upfront A roundup of the winners and losers

Cable networks have griped for years that it’s past time they achieved parity in ad rates with broadcasters—and at some conglomerates (namely, NBCU), cable outshines broadcast. But despite cable’s sturm…

May 21, 2012, 12:15 AM EDT

NBCU's Burke: We'd Love to Be Average NBC makes headway in Q1, but CEO admits it has 'a long way to go'

Steve Burke on Wednesday echoed a familiar refrain, telling investors that NBC has “a long way to go” before it truly can be said to have regained its standing with its…

May 3, 2012, 6:30 AM EDT

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