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IS ONLINE VIDEO CANNIBALIZING CABLE TV?

June 5, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Online video sites like Netflix, Hulu, Amazon and iTunes that offer older TV episodes — including whole seasons of some series — are likely hurting cable TV channels that also offer some of the same shows, according to Anthony DiClemente, media analyst at Barclays Capital. MediaPost‘s MediaDailyNews.com quoted a note to clients from DiClemente in […]

NBCUNIVERSAL LOOKING HEALTHIER UNDER COMCAST

May 2, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

It goes without saying that owning the television network that broadcasts the Super Bowl can be beneficial to a company’s financial health during the first quarter of any year. But Comcast’s purchase of NBCUniversal in January 2011 has reaped benefits for the company in other ways as well, pushing its first-quarter profits to $1.224 billion, […]

NBCUNIVERSAL LOOKING HEALTHIER UNDER COMCAST

May 2, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

It goes without saying that owning the television network that broadcasts the Super Bowl can be beneficial to a company’s financial health during the first quarter of any year. But Comcast’s purchase of NBCUniversal in January 2011 has reaped benefits for the company in other ways as well, pushing its first-quarter profits to $1.224 billion, […]

$EACREST $IGNS DEAL WITH NBC

April 27, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

All in one week for Ryan Seacrest: a $30-million contract to remain as host of Fox’s American Idol for the next two years; a nearly debilitating case of the flu (or some other ailment that nearly knocked him off Idol for the first time); and now a multifaceted contract with Comcast and NBC that will […]

HULU WON’T LOSE ANY OWNERS BUT WILL UNDERGO CHANGE

May 18, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The three media conglomerates that own Hulu — News Corp, Disney, and Comcast’s NBCUniversal — are going to stick with the online video site — contrary to what several analysts have been predicting — but they might allow fewer shows on Hulu’s free service, restricting them to its monthly Hulu Plus subscription service, the Wall […]

NBC GETTING $200 MILLION FOR PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT

May 5, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Steve Burke, the new president of NBC Universal, will be pumping $200 million of mostly Comcast money into program development for the broadcast network in hopes of making it competitive again. As reported by today’s (Thursday) New York Post, most of those funds will go towards revamping the 10:00 p.m. time period, a period that […]

NBC’S PHEASANT UNDER GLASS?

January 28, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Employees of NBC, Universal Studios, and their affiliated companies received a gift package when they arrived for work on Thursday, a day before Comcast takes over control of their professional lives. The package included a coffee-table book describing the history of the companies, a letter from the new CEO Steve Burke forecasting that NBCUniversal would […]