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NBCU Appoints CFO for E! and Esquire Network Donald Storm will helm financials at two networks

NBCUniversal announced today that it has appointed Donald C. "D.C." Storm II as CFO of E! and Esquire Network. Formerly the vp of financial planning and analysis at NBCU Corporate,…

June 30, 2014, 4:30 PM EDT

NBC Inks Deal for Facebook Video Ads First TV network to jump on board

Facebook has forged a deal with NBC, which is buying the nascent Facebook Premium Video Ads product to push a trio of mid-season/summer shows: Rosemary’s Baby, The Night Shift and…

May 7, 2014, 7:46 PM EDT

NBCUniversal Strikes Gold With Megawatt Olympics Deal Inks $7.65 billion deal with IOC; wins rights through 2032

In a surprise development, the International Olympic Committee on Wednesday announced that NBCUniversal has secured the media rights to the Olympic Games through 2032. The agreement, which covers broadcast rights across…

May 7, 2014, 1:26 PM EDT

Digital Startups Are Teaching the Big Guys Some Lessons Traditional news outlets are discovering new forms of storytelling

Scott Cohen spent his career working for media conglomerates, including a stint as executive editor for the digital arm of the New York Daily News. But after hearing about Vocativ’s…

April 29, 2014, 5:57 AM EDT

Hulu CEO Mike Hopkins Is Helping Digital Video Get the Respect It Wants And the hits his company needs

At the moment, Mike Hopkins has the two hardest jobs in online video. The first is as CEO of Hulu (its third in a year and a half), where he’s…

April 27, 2014, 8:25 PM EDT

Mind the Gap: NBCU’s Burke Looks to Make Waves in the Upfront Peacock poised to strike

After spending the better part of the last 10 years at the very bottom of the broadcast ratings hierarchy, NBC is on pace to claim victory for the 2013-14 TV…

April 22, 2014, 3:08 PM EDT

NBCU’s Steve Burke Declares Victory Asks to be judged on 18-49 performance, suggests better measurement

“We don’t want you to think that we were trying to hide or conceal anything but we didn’t want to talk about what we were doing. [We wanted] instead [to]…

April 7, 2014, 5:32 PM EDT

FCC Cracks Down on Misuse of Emergency Alert Signal in Ads Slaps Viacom, ESPN and NBCU with largest aggregate penalty

When will advertisers learn not to use the broadcast emergency alert signal in an ad? And when will networks realize the Federal Communications Commission is dead serious about the integrity…

March 3, 2014, 1:43 PM EST

Time for Comcast to Cash In Once Again on Its Political Clout It knows how to play the Washington game

Will Comcast's political ties help it earn regulatory approval for its purchase of Time Warner Cable? It can't hurt. Those that opposed Comcast's big merger with NBCU were pretty stunned when…

February 14, 2014, 12:47 PM EST

NBCU Olympic Ad Revenue Is Snowballing Report sees Peacock booking more than $1 billion in Sochi sales

NBCUniversal forked over some $775 million for the media rights to the 2014 Sochi Olympics, but if history is any guide, the network is all but certain to recoup the…

January 23, 2014, 11:22 AM EST

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