NBCUniversal Television Distribution

NBCUniversal Television Distribution (NUTD) is the television distribution arm of the NBCUniversal Television Group in the United States, and is a subsidiary of Comcast.[1] Its predecessors include NBC Enterprises, Universal Domestic Television, MCA TV, Avco Embassy Television, Multimedia Entertainment, PolyGram Television, and Studios USA Television.

The company distributes television series produced by NBC (after 1973), Universal Television, Multimedia Entertainment, Studios USA, Revue Studios, PolyGram Television and Universal Media Studios. The division distributes the film libraries of Universal Pictures, the 1929-1949 Paramount Pictures library (owned by its subsidiary EMKA, Ltd.) was Sold to 20th Century Fox owned by Paramount Pictures, owned by Viacom in 2020, all April 1996-99 PolyGram Filmed Entertainment films (as well as PolyGram Television), USA Films, Focus Features and DreamWorks Animation films.

The name was changed to reflect the NBCUniversal brand between September 13, 2004 and January 31, 2011. NUTD is considered the third broadcast syndication arm of NBC, with NBC Enterprises being the second and NBC Films (now part of CBS Television Distribution) as the first, dating back to Spring 1953. NUTD is also considered the sixth broadcast syndication arm of Universal Television with MCA TV as the first, Universal Television Enterprises as the second, Studios USA Television Distribution as the third, Universal Domestic Television as the fourth, and Universal Television Distribution as the fifth.

NBCUniversal Television Distribution
FoundedSeptember 13, 2004 (as NBC Universal Television Distribution)
January 31, 2011 (as NBCUniversal Television Distribution)
HeadquartersPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania
Manhattan, New York City, New York
Universal City, California
ParentNBCUniversal Broadcast, Cable, Sports and News
(NBCUniversal Television Group)
SubsidiariesEMKA, Ltd.
Universal Television


In 1956, NBC started a subsidiary, California National Productions (CNP), for merchandising, syndication and opera stage production. California National started producing Silent Services that year.[2] By 1957, NBC planned to remove the opera department from CNP and Earl Rettig was named president.[2] CNP also was in discussion with MGM-TV about handling syndication distribution for the latter's series.[2]

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  1. ^ "NBCUniversal Television Distribution". nbcuniversal.com.
  2. ^ a b c "MGM Plan Eight for Next Year". Billboard. December 16, 1957. p. 6. Retrieved January 5, 2016.

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Chris Matthews served as the program’s moderator and was joined each week by a rotating group of four journalists. Either Andrea Mitchell or Chuck Todd, both of NBC News, would occasionally sit in for him.

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Promotional television advertisements featured Mullally standing in front of the title-card attempting to correct the voice-over announcer who throughout the commercial mispronounces her name as "Minnie Minnie Moo Moo" and "Monkey McMonkey" among other names.

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