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Topic: NBCUniversal

Why NBCU Invested $200 Million in Vox

Old media buying into young, digital publishers 'was inevitable'

By taking a stake in Vox Media, NBCUniversal is finally getting a foothold in native digital publishing. The $200 million equity investment will see the two collaborate on digital and video…

NBCUniversal Finishes $6 Billion Upfront

Thanks to football and late night, NBC nets 5 percent CPM increases

NBCUniversal wasn't part of the flurry of upfront business that concluded two weeks ago, but the company has finally wrapped its $6 billion advertising bazaar. "NBCUniversal has completed its upfront, securing…

NBC Dumps Trumps' Beauty Pageants, Keeps 'Celebrity Apprentice'

Network cuts ties over derogatory remarks

NBC has cut some of its lucrative business ties with Donald Trump following Trump's comments about the United States' relationship with Mexico during his announcement for president on June 16. "The…

How Jeff Lewis Is Building a Flawless Lifestyle Empire

Star of Bravo’s Flipping Out says OCD is key to his success

Jeff Lewis, the notorious perfectionist, is late for lunch. It is mid-May, and the Los Angeles-based star of Bravo's Flipping Out is in New York for NBCUniversal's annual upfront presentation…

NBCU Sales Chief Shares Her Strategy for Upfront Negotiations

Why Linda Yaccarino can't stop talking about data

For the next several weeks, Linda Yaccarino will be one of the hardest working people in television. As chairman, advertising sales and client partnerships for NBCUniversal, she's overseeing upfront negotiations…

Facetime: Networks Parade Casts and Execs During Upfront Presentations and Parties

Andy Cohen, Wolf Blitzer, Jeff Zucker, Miley Cyrus and more

This week, TV’s brightest stars and entertainment’s biggest execs took to auditoriums and concert halls across New York to show advertisers what they’ve got.  

NBCU's Horror Network Will Produce Its First Original Series

Chiller partners with Canadian broadcaster for 'Slasher' show

Chiller, the NBCUniversal network meant for horror aficionados, is partnering with a Canadian broadcaster for its first original series. Slasher follows a young woman who returns to the small town…

Fullscreen Wants to Satisfy Brands' 'Unquenchable Thirst for Video'

Web stars Jack and Jack perform for teen girls and ad execs at NewFronts

It's a good sign when the premiere trailer for your biggest show starts trending, but that's also what you'd expect when your stars are Vine celebrities. So, when Fullscreen showed…

Former DISH Executive Takes the Reins at The Weather Channel

Tasked with overseeing a new, 'fully integrated' TV group

The Weather Company is shaking up its management ranks and bringing in former DISH Network executive Dave Shull to operate a "newly formed, fully integrated division" called The Weather Channel…

Horizon Beats the Odds to Keep NBCU Business

Telemundo, NBC Universo stay put after pitch

It's rare to keep business that goes into review, but Horizon Media has surmounted the odds by retaining NBCUniversal networks Telemundo and NBC Universo. Horizon, an independent, has worked for the networks…

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