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Topic: Steve Burke

Lauren Zalaznick to Leave NBCUniversal

Exec who reanimated Bravo departing after 12 years

Lauren Zalaznick is leaving NBCUniversal after 12 years, following a reorganization in February that put the networks in her portfolio under the control of Bonnie Hammer. In a memo to NBCU…

Comcast Signs Steve Burke to a Four-Year Contract Extension

NBCUniversal boss to remain at the helm through August 2018

Comcast has extended NBCUniversal president and CEO Steve Burke’s contract through August 2018. Per terms of the new contract, which was made public in an August 16 filing with the Securities…

NBCU Revenue Soars on Cable, Broadcast Ad Sales Momentum

Peacock closing the CPM gap

With the 2013-14 upfront receding in the rearview mirror, NBCUniversal CEO Steve Burke told investors this morning that the company’s broadcast and cable units have made “good progress” in their ongoing quest to…

NBC Closes Final Upfront Deal

Volume, pricing up on broadcast prime, USA Network

In what will go on the books as one of the most drawn-out upfront seasons in recent memory, NBCUniversal has finalized its last major agency deal. Having finished its business with…

Washington Insider Named New NBCU Counsel

Appointment frees up Rick Cotton to concentrate on digital theft

Washington, D.C. insider Kimberley Harris was named evp and general counsel for NBCUniversal, freeing up Rick Cotton to concentrate on anti-piracy policy and advocacy as senior counselor for IP protection. Since…

Report: NBC News Sets Sights on Deborah Turness

Appointment would make ITV News vet the first female U.S. network news chief

ITV News editor Deborah Turness is on the verge of becoming president of NBC News, which would make her the first woman to helm a network TV division in the…

Ratings Slump Dings NBC’s Q1 Performance

Voice hiatus a drag on revenue

Comcast on Wednesday reported weak results at its NBC broadcast division, as a first-quarter ratings slump negatively impacted the unit’s financial performance. NBC saw overall revenues drop 19 percent to $1.52…

It’s Official: Fallon Will Succeed Leno as Tonight Show Host

Longtime NBC host will step down next spring

After weeks of poorly contained leaks and a public airing of grievances, NBC on Wednesday made it official, confirming that Jimmy Fallon will succeed Jay Leno as the host of…

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…

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…

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