NBCUniversal Television Group

NBCUniversal Television Group is the common name for NBCUniversal Broadcast, Cable, Sports and News and NBC Entertainment (and at times NBC/Universal News Group and NBC Sports Group), both American television units of NBCUniversal.

NBCUniversal Broadcast, Cable, Sports and News

NBC Broadcasting (2006-2016)
NBC Broadcasting and Sports (2016-2019)
PredecessorNBCUniversal Television Group
Area served
Key people
Mark Lazarus (Chairman)

NBCUniversal Broadcast, Cable, Sports and News is the television distribution arm of NBCUniversal. The company is composed of six divisions: NBC Advertising Sales, NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations, Affiliate Relations, Network Research, NBCUniversal Television Distribution, NBCUniversal Digital Entertainment and Special Events.


NBC Broadcasting

In 2006, NBC sold four stations from its smallest markets. In November 2007, the NBC Owned Television Stations changed its name to NBC Local Media. In March 2008, Local Media decided to focus on growing websites and the top ten market stations placing WTVJ in Miami and WVIT in Harford up for sale.[1]

LXTV was acquired in January 2008 by NBC Local Media[2] followed in March by the purchased of Skycastle Entertainment, Local Media's former outside sales and marketing firm.[3] After NBC Weather Plus was shut down in late 2008, WNBC launched a replacement programming of local information, news and lifestyle as NBC New York Nonstop in March 2009 using LXTV programs.[4]

In May 2009, NBC rolled out a tiered affiliation plan. The plan has three levels: Bronze, Silver and Gold. Bronze is the standard existing short term affiliation, programming with ad inventory splits. With the silver plan, the affiliate and network would add working in other media: internet, wireless and video on demand areas with inventory splits, a different financial arrangement and promotion commitments. Gold affiliation agreement is a longer broader partnership in local online media and mobile digital TV with the network representing the gold affiliates in cable and satellite retransmission consent negotiations with the network sharing in the carriage revenue. A NBClocal.com livestyle website would be a part of the silver package.[5] By July 2009, GE has been registering NBCmarket.com domains (like NBCIndianapolis.com) in markets where NBC stations are not NBC owned. NBC Affiliates Board chair Mike Fiorile indicated a preference on behalf of local stations that the local station should own its own brand in the market.[6] Local Newser indicated that this might be attempt by NBC to compete with their local affiliates despite pointing out the NBC local program as a part of its top tier affiliation plans.[7]

On October 24, 2012, NBC Owned Television Stations announced it will relaunch the NBC Nonstop network as Cozi TV, which will feature classic TV shows, movies and original programming.[8] In July 2013, NBCU placed NBC TV Stations and Telemundo's O&Os stations into a new division, NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations, with New England Cable News being transferred into NBC TV Stations.[9]

Broadcast, Cable, Sports and News

With Ted Harbert departing as head of NBC Broadcasting in September 2016, Mark Lazarus added this group to his responsibility over NBC Sports Group as chairman, NBC Broadcasting and Sports.[10] In January 2019, NBCU reorganized to make way for their streaming service, Lazarus adds NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment Group and NBCUniversal News Group to his portfolio now as chairman of NBCUniversal Broadcast, Cable, Sports and News (except for NBC Entertainment, effective a NBCUniversal Television Group).[11]

NBC News

NBCUniversal News Group
PredecessorNBCUniversal Television Group
Area served
Key people
Andrew Lack (chairman)
Deborah Turness (president, NBC News International)[12]
Production output
News TV shows
OwnerNBCUniversal Broadcast, Cable, Sports and News
SubsidiariesEuronews (25%)

NBCUniversal News Group is the news division of NBCUniversal, composed of the NBC News and MSNBC units, that was created on July 19, 2012 with CNBC under Pat Fili-Krushel as chairwoman.[13] In April 2015, Andrew Lack took over as the chief executive of the group with CNBC being moved to a direct reporting unit to NBCUniversal CEO. Lack, who was previously head of NBC News, was appointed to right the division after flagging ratings and the Brian Williams embellishment scandal.[14]

The group purchased a 25% stake in Euronews for $30 million in February 2017 to increase its international reach. NBC News president Deborah Turness was appointed to lead international operations with Noah Oppenheim, who oversaw Today, replacing her as president.[15] Euronews, when integrated with NBC News, would be renamed Euronews NBC and headed up by Turness.[16]

NBCUniversal Television Distribution

NBCUniversal Television Distribution (formerly NBC Enterprises and Universal Domestic Television among other distributor incarnations) is the television distribution arm of NBC Universal that distributes programs across the nation.

DVD releases for most shows owned by the group are handled by Universal Studios Home Entertainment, while others are licensed to other companies such as Lionsgate Home Entertainment, Arts Alliance America and Shout! Factory.

NBCUniversal International Television

NBCUniversal International Television or NBCUniversal International Television Distribution (formerly Universal Worldwide Television and MCA TV International) is the worldwide television production/distribution arm of NBCUniversal, syndicating NBCUni's programs across the globe. Universal Worldwide Television was formed in 1997 as a result of the break-up of UIP Pay TV. Prior to NUIT's formation, for several years MGM International Television Distribution handled worldwide distribution of shows from NBC Studios.

NBC Entertainment

NBC Entertainment
PredecessorNBCUniversal Television Group
Area served
Key people
  • George Cheeks (Co-Chairman)
  • Paul Telegdy (Co-Chairman)
ParentNBCUniversal Film and Entertainment
SubsidiariesUniversal Television
Universal Television Alternative Studio

NBC Entertainment is NBCUniversal's entertainment arm of the NBC Network. Division with the company is the prime time and late night programming, business affairs, West Coast research, marketing, public relations and network scheduling and Universal Television.[17]

NBC Entertainment History

In July 2008, Universal Cable Productions was split off from Universal Media Studios and place into NBCUniversal's NBCU Cable Entertainment division.[18] On Monday, September 12, 2011 Universal Media Studios was renamed to Universal Television.[19]

NBC Entertainment named Paul Telegdy as president of its alternative and reality group, NBC Entertainment, along the formation of Universal Television Alternative Studio by president Meredith Ahr in June 2016. These promotions are part of a push for NBC to create and distribute future reality TV shows. However, late night programming was removed from Teledgy's portfolio, which also included annual specials.[20] On September 24, 2018, Bob Greenblatt left the position of NBC Entertainment chairman and replaced by George Cheeks and Paul Telegdy as co-chairmen.[21]

In January 2019, NBCU reorganized to make way for their streaming service, Jeff Shell, currently chairman of Universal Filmed Entertainment Group, added NBC Entertainment, NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises and international to his portfolio now as chairman of NBCUniversal Film and Entertainment.[11]

Universal Television Alternative Studio

Universal Television Alternative Studio is NBC Entertainment's reality and alternative production division, headed by president Meredith Ahr. The unit reports to the president of NBC Entertainment.[20]

The Universal Television Alternative Studio was formed in June 2016 under president Meredith Ahr.[20] In July 2016, the studio's first program, World of Dance, which is co-produced with Jennifer Lopez's Nuyorican Productions, was announced by NBC.[22]


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  2. ^ McCarthy, Caroline. "NBC division acquires Web video site LX.tv". CNET. Retrieved August 12, 2011.
  3. ^ Malone, Michael (March 5, 2008). "NBC Local Media Acquires Marketing Outfit Skycastle Entertainment". Broadcasting & Cable. Retrieved August 24, 2012.
  4. ^ Whitney, Daisy (March 2009). "NBC Goes 'Nonstop' on Subchannel". tvweek.com. Retrieved July 21, 2012.
  5. ^ "NBC, Affils: Good As Gold, Silver, Bronze". TV News Check.com. June 23, 2009. Retrieved August 23, 2012.
  6. ^ "NBC snapping up local domain names in non-O&O markets". NewscastStudio. July 15, 2009. Retrieved August 23, 2012.
  7. ^ "SlimeWatch, Part 2: NBC Loves Local. NBC Affiliates? Not So Much". LocalNewser.com. July 14, 2009. Retrieved August 23, 2012.
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  10. ^ Holloway, Daniel (September 15, 2016). "Ted Harbert Departs NBCUniversal, Mark Lazarus Expands Role in Executive Shuffle". Variety. Retrieved January 15, 2019.
  11. ^ a b Steinberg, Brian (January 14, 2019). "NBCUniversal Shakeup: Mark Lazarus, Jeff Shell and Bonnie Hammer Promoted, Streaming Service to Launch in 2020 (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved January 15, 2019.
  12. ^ Steinberg, Brian (February 14, 2017). "'Today' Chief Noah Oppenheim Named NBC News President". Variety. Retrieved February 17, 2017.
  13. ^ Lieberman, David (July 19, 2012). "Pat Fili-Krushel To Oversee NBCUniversal News Group". Deadline. Retrieved July 23, 2012.
  14. ^ Steel, Emily (March 6, 2015). "NBC Brings Back Andrew Lack to Lead Its News Division". New York Times. Retrieved June 10, 2015.
  15. ^ Palmeri, Christopher (February 14, 2017). "NBC Acquires Stake in Euronews, Taps U.S. News Chief to Lead It". Bloomberg.com. Retrieved February 17, 2017.
  16. ^ "NBC News acquires stake in Euronews Europe". New York Post Europe. Retrieved 25 August 2016.
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  19. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (September 12, 2011). "Universal Media Studios Gets New Heads Of Drama, Comedy & Casting And New Name". Deadline. PMC Network. Retrieved September 12, 2011.
  20. ^ a b c Andreeva, Nellie (June 8, 2016). "Paul Telegdy & Meredith Ahr Extend NBC Contracts, To Launch Alternative Studio". Deadline. Retrieved November 29, 2016.
  21. ^ James, Meg (September 24, 2018). "George Cheeks and Paul Telegdy are named co-chairmen of NBC Entertainment; Bob Greenblatt immediately departs - Los Angeles Times". Los Angeles Times. `. Retrieved October 8, 2018.
  22. ^ Pedersen, Erik (July 19, 2016). "NBC & Jennifer Lopez Hit The Floor With New Dance Competition Series". Deadline. Retrieved November 29, 2016.
Bronze plan

Bronze plan may refer to:

An offering of the United States' Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act defined as covering 60 percent of out-of-pocket costs

The premium for such a plan as a maximum payment on a United States tax return under the Internal Revenue Service's Affordable Care Act tax provisions when a taxpayer does not have a health plan.

An affiliation level launched in May 2009 by NBCUniversal Television Group

CNBC World

CNBC World is an American pay television business news channel operated by NBCUniversal which provides coverage of world markets alongside the domestic CNBC service, using programmes from CNBC's international networks based in Europe, Asia, India, and other regions served by a domestic CNBC channel or affiliate. Effectively, this makes the network's prime time timeslot the graveyard slot, due to timezone differences, when it simulcasts live programming from their overseas sister networks. During U.S. trading hours covered by the main CNBC network, several other pre-taped shows from CNBC's different international channels (e.g. CNBC-TV18) are also seen on the channel, along with CNBC Prime reality programming such as American Greed and other CNBC specials are shown, in order to force viewers to tune in to the main CNBC service for business information outside the Eurasian market days.

As of 2017, the network is not offered in high definition and the only way to watch CNBC's international networks in that format in the United States is through the premium monthly/yearly streaming service, "CNBC Pro."

Before 2001, CNBC Asia's coverage was seen on American cable via the International Channel, both before and after that network's merger with Asia Business News.

Debra Martin Chase

Debra Martin Chase (born October 11, 1956) is an American motion picture and television producer. Her company, Martin Chase Productions, is affiliated with Universal Television, a division of NBCUniversal Television Group. It was affiliated with the Walt Disney Company from 2001 to 2016. She is the first African-American female producer to have a deal at a major studio.

Firefly (franchise)

The Firefly media franchise is an American space Western media franchise created by Joss Whedon and produced by Mutant Enemy Productions. The franchise includes the TV series Firefly, the film Serenity, and other media.

Gold plan

Gold plan may refer to:

An offering of the United States' Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act defined as covering 80 percent of out-of-pocket costs

A collection of recipes by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine

A digital phone plan by Full Channel

A dining plan on the Campus of Drexel University

A meal plan offered by the College of Saint Rose

An e-commerce plan formerly offered by IzzoNet

An affiliation level launched in May 2009 by NBCUniversal Television Group

La Voz Kids (American TV series)

La Voz Kids is an American singing competition television series broadcast on Telemundo. It is based on the reality singing competition The Voice Kids, created by Dutch television producer John de Mol as spin-off of The Voice franchise. It premiered on May 5, 2013.


MSNBC is an American pay television network that provides news coverage and political commentary from NBC News on current events. MSNBC is owned by the NBCUniversal News Group, a unit of the NBCUniversal Television Group division of NBCUniversal (all of which are ultimately owned by Comcast). MSNBC and its website were founded in 1996 under a partnership between Microsoft and General Electric's NBC unit, hence the network's naming. Although they had the same name, msnbc.com and MSNBC maintained separate corporate structures and news operations. msnbc.com was headquartered on the Microsoft campus in Redmond, Washington while MSNBC operated out of NBC's headquarters in New York City. Microsoft divested its stakes in the MSNBC channel in 2005 and in msnbc.com in July 2012. The general news site was rebranded as NBCNews.com, and a new msnbc.com was created as the online home of the cable channel.In the late summer of 2015, MSNBC revamped its programming; the moves were in sharp contrast to previous programming decisions at the network. MSNBC sought to sharpen its news image by entering into a dual editorial relationship with its organizational parent NBC News. MSNBC Live, the network's flagship daytime news platform, was expanded to cover over eight hours of the day.Phil Griffin is the president and director of day-to-day operations at MSNBC. Pat Burkey, Janelle Rodriguez, and Jonathan Wald oversee programming and news operations, with Brian Williams serving as the channel's chief anchor of breaking news coverage. As of February 2015, approximately 94,531,000 households in the United States (81.2 percent of those with television) were receiving MSNBC.Commentators have described MSNBC as having a bias towards left-leaning politics and the Democratic Party. In November 2007, a New York Times article stated that MSNBC's prime-time lineup is tilting more to the left. Fox News media analyst Howard Kurtz, while previously in the same role at The Washington Post, stated that the channel's evening lineup "has clearly gravitated to the left in recent years and often seems to regard itself as the antithesis of Fox News".

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. 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.), 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.

NBC Sports

NBC Sports is the programming division of the American broadcast network NBC, owned by the NBCUniversal Television Group division of NBCUniversal, that is responsible for sports broadcasts on the network, and its dedicated national sports cable channels. Formerly operating as "a service of NBC News", it broadcasts a diverse array of sports events, including the Olympic Games, the NFL, NASCAR, the NHL, Notre Dame football, the PGA Tour, the IndyCar Series, the French Open, the Premier League, and the Triple Crown, among others. Other programming from outside producers – such as coverage of the Ironman Triathlon – is also presented on the network through NBC Sports. With Comcast's acquisition of NBCUniversal, its own cable sports networks were aligned with NBC Sports into a part of the division known as the NBC Sports Group.

Noticias Telemundo

Noticias Telemundo (Spanish pronunciation: [noˈtisjas teleˈmundo]; Spanish for Telemundo News) is the news division of Telemundo, an American Spanish language broadcast television network that is owned by NBCUniversal Hispanic Enterprises and Content, a subsidiary of the NBCUniversal Television Group division of NBCUniversal. The news division is based out of the network's facilities in the Miami suburb of Hialeah, Florida.

The division produces a flagship nightly early-evening newscast, Noticias Telemundo, focusing on international news and stories of relevance to the network's main target demographic of Hispanic and Latino Americans. Other programs produced by the news division include morning news-talk show Un Nuevo Día, newsmagazine series Al Rojo Vivo con Maria Celeste, and Sunday morning political affairs program Enfoque con Jose Diaz-Balart.

Noticias Telemundo maintains bureaus located at many of the network's television stations across the United States (particularly those owned by parent subsidiary Telemundo Station Group, that are owned-and-operated stations of the network) and throughout Latin America, and uses video content from English language sister network NBC's news division NBC News.

Pearlena Igbokwe

Pearlena Igbokwe is the president of Universal Television, a subsidiary of NBCUniversal Television Group. She is the first woman of African descent to head a major U.S. television studio, as she comes from the Igbo tribe of Nigeria.

Queer Eye

Queer Eye is an American reality television series that premiered on the cable television network Bravo in July 2003. Originally Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, the title was later shortened to broaden the overall scope. The series was created by executive producers David Collins and Michael Williams along with David Metzler through their company, Scout Productions.Each episode features a team of gay professionals in the fields of fashion, personal grooming, interior design, entertaining and culture collectively known as the "Fab Five" performing a makeover (in the parlance of the show, a "make-better"), usually for a heterosexual (straight) man: revamping wardrobe, redecorating, and offering advice on grooming, lifestyle, and food.Queer Eye for the Straight Guy quickly became a surprise success, resulting in merchandising, franchising of the concept internationally, and a woman-oriented spin-off, Queer Eye for the Straight Girl. Queer Eye won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Reality Program in 2004. The series' name was abbreviated to Queer Eye at the beginning of its third season to include making over individuals regardless of gender or sexual orientation. Queer Eye ended production during June 2006 and the final episode aired on October 30, 2007. During September 2008, the Fine Living Network briefly aired Queer Eye in syndication.The series was revived with a new Fab Five in 2018 when a Netflix reboot released its first season to positive reviews.

Silver plan

Silver plan may refer to:

An offering of the United States' Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act defined as covering 70 percent of out-of-pocket costs

That offering as qualifying a household for cost-sharing subsidies under Affordable Care Act tax provisions

That offering as basis for calculation of a premium tax credit

A proposed offering of the un-passed 2009 House Bill 3962, known as the Affordable Health Care for America Act

A digital phone plan by Full Channel

A meal plan offered by the College of Saint Rose

An affiliation level launched in May 2009 by NBCUniversal Television Group

Soy Libre (song)

"Soy Libre" (English: I'm Free) is a song by Puerto Rican reggaetón recording artist Ivy Queen, from her ninth studio, Vendetta (2015). It was composed by Queen, along with Nelson Díaz, Jorge Guadalupe and O'Nell Lopez, and produced by DJ Nelson and O'Nell Flow.

It was released as the lead single from the album on 9 December 2014, simultaneously with the other three singles "Vamos A Guerrear", "Nací Para Amarte" and "Vendetta" on the EP release Vendetta: First Round (2014).

Telemundo Deportes

Telemundo Deportes is the programming division of the NBC Sports Group, owned by the NBCUniversal Television Group division of NBCUniversal, that is responsible for the production of sports events and magazine programs that air on NBCUniversal's Spanish language television networks Telemundo and Universo. Originating as the former's sports division Deportes Telemundo from 1999 to 2015, it broadcasts an array of sports events, including the association football matches from various international football leagues and the Olympic Games, among others.

Universal Television

Universal Television is the television production subsidiary of the NBCUniversal Television Group and, by extension, the production arm of the NBC television network (since a majority of the company's shows air on NBC, and accounts for most of that network's prime time programming). It was formerly known as Revue Studios, MCA/Universal, NBC Productions, NBC Studios, NBC Universal Television Studio, and Universal Media Studios. Both NBC Studios and Universal Network Television are predecessors of Universal Media Studios.

Universal Parks
& Resorts
NBCU Film and
Broadcast, Cable,
Sports and News
and Digital
Other assets:
and predecessors:


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