• NBCU Chief Steve Burke Says New Streaming Service Could Reclaim ‘The Office' From Netflix In 2021; Exec Reorg No Threat To Andy Lack

    7 monthes ago - By Deadline

    Steve Burke , CEO of NBCUniversal , said the early 2020 launch of an ad-supported streaming service will, among other things, enable the company to take a closer look at bringing key titles like The Office back into its own control.
    The sitcom, licensed to Netflix through 2021, has attained a popularity in the streaming space nearly comparable to that of Friends , whose fate sparked a flurry of dealmaking and talk in December as Netflix extended its license with WarnerMedia...
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  • NBCUniversal Launching New Streaming Service in 2020

    7 monthes ago - By TV Line

    NBCUniversal is getting into the streaming game with a new service expected to launch in early 2020, TVLine's sister site Deadline reports, noting that the company will also retain its 30 percent stake in Hulu. Access to the ad-supported service will reportedly be free for those viewers who already pay for cable, while those without...
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  • NBCUniversal Entering The Streaming Wars With 2020 Launch Of Bonnie Hammer-Run Service; Mark Lazarus, Jeff Shell Also Get Major Promotions

    7 monthes ago - By Deadline

    NBCUniversal will enter the streaming wars with a service launching in early 2020 that will be run by longtime cable chief Bonnie Hammer .
    Along with the streaming news, the company set a top-level executive reorganization that gives Mark Lazarus and Jeff Shell significant promotions.
    Lazarus is adding oversight of the cable entertainment portfolio, NBC News, MSNBC and CNBC, while Schell will add NBCEntertainment, International and Telemundo to his plate.
    The ad-supported...
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