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Topic: NBCUniversal

NBCU's Lifestyle Group Debuts Synchronized Joking With Complementary Comedy Shows

Living With Funny for Oxygen, Comedians of L.A. for Esquire

Just when you thought reality TV was totally out of ideas—like completely, entirely, woefully out of ideas—Oxygen and Esquire come along with a novel pitch: two shows with the same…

This Mika Brzezinski and NBCU Tour Is All About Empowering Women Leaders

Morning Joe co-host brings her bestseller to life

In 2011 Mika Brzezinski released her powerful New York Times bestselling manifesto, Knowing Your Value: Women, Money and Getting What You're Worth—a must read for women everywhere. And now, Brzezinski,…

From USA to Bravo, NBCUniversal's Cable Channels are in Transition

One gets back to basics, two branch out

As NBC proper continues to build momentum—attracting more viewers ages 18 to 49 than any other broadcast network—many of parent NBCUniversal's cable networks are in transition. The USA Network, for one, is still…

NBCUniversal Is Using Big Data to Launch Its Audience Targeting Platform

Will supplement, not replace, Nielsen metric

That was, in corporate terms, fast. After 18 months of development, NBCUniversal is leveraging third- and first-party data to create what the company is calling its Audience Targeting Platform (ATP). In…

NBC Ditched Tina Fey's New Sitcom—and She Couldn’t Be Happier

As other TV comedies get canceled, she's glad to be on Netflix

The television landscape is changing by the day, and the networks are doing everything they can to hold on to their piece of the pie. As the Television Critics Association's…

Without a Pitch, República Wins Creative Work on Telemundo and NBC Universo

NBCU gives its theme-park agency a crack at networks

In a sign of the vastness of NBCUniversal's empire, República has added creative responsibilities on the company's Telemundo network and NBC Universo, five years after the shop landed Hispanic marketing…

What Did TV CEOs Tell Investors About the Weak Ad Market?

Telcos, cars and CPG underspent on television

Now that second-quarter earnings are over for the media sector, we can finally take a good look at what senior media company executives actually said on calls to investors when…

Where Have All the Upfront Dollars Gone?

Online is only part of the answer

It's obvious by now that something has gone wrong in the television advertising world—upfront dollar volume fell by 6.1 percent to $18.125 billion, including a 4.7 percent hit for cable,…

Holy Shark! Syfy Builds a Franchise Without Traditional Ads

Network relies on social, barter, word of mouth

Turns out your best marketing tool is word of mouth, especially if the mouth in question is filled with rows of gigantic, serrated teeth.  Dave Howe, president of Syfy, attributed the…

GroupM's Maxus Wins NBCU Digital Duties

Spending expected to grow to $200 million

GroupM’s Maxus has added NBCUniversal digital duties to the traditional media responsibilities it already handles for the media and entertainment giant after a review, reps at the company confirmed. The move…

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