THIS IS NBCUNIVERSAL
NBCUniversal is one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, and world-renowned theme parks. NBCUniversal is owned by Comcast Corporation.
NBC Television Network
The NBC Television Network’s strength derives from combining NBC’s strong national identity and programming with the local identity and programming of its affiliates in communities across America. The sale of advertising time enables the NBC Television Network to provide programming to the public free of charge.
Affiliated television stations are an integral part of NBC’s overall broadcast service. The NBC Television Network broadcasts approximately 5,000 hours of TV programming each year, transmitting to more than 200 affiliated stations across the United States. These independently owned affiliates then broadcast the NBC signal to an estimated 99 percent of all homes in the United States with television sets. In addition to airing NBC’s national programming, affiliates serve their communities by producing news, sports, and public affairs programming that addresses local needs.
NBC Owned Television Stations
NBC Owned Television Stations is the division of NBCUniversal that includes 10 local television stations and their digital channels and websites, as well as a group of out-of-home properties and a production company. The 10 stations produce and deliver compelling and unique local news, information and entertainment programming to viewers in the communities they serve, which include New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, San Francisco Bay Area, Dallas-Fort Worth, Washington, D.C., Miami, San Diego and Connecticut, with a goal of connecting to their audiences anytime and anywhere.
Telemundo Network & Stations
Spanish-language broadcast network Telemundo leads the industry in the production and distribution of high-quality Spanish-language content across its multiplatform portfolio to U.S. Hispanics and audiences around the world. Telemundo reaches 94% of U.S. Hispanic viewers in 210 markets through its 14 owned, 48 broadcast affiliates, and over 1,000 cable affiliates. Telemundo also owns independent Spanish-language television station WKAQ in Puerto Rico.
Telemundo Owned Stations:
· KVEA (Los Angeles)
· WNJU (New York)
· WSCV (Miami)
· KTMD (Houston)
· WSNS (Chicago)
· KXTX (Dallas/Fort Worth)
· KVDA (San Antonio)
· KSTS (San Francisco/San Jose)
· KTAZ (Phoenix)
· KNSO (Fresno)
· KDEN (Denver)
· KBLR (Las Vegas)
· WNEU (Boston/Merrimack)
· KHRR (Tucson)
· WKAQ (Puerto Rico)
NBC Entertainment develops and schedules programming for the network’s primetime, late-night, and daytime schedules. NBC’s quality programs and balanced lineup have earned the network critical acclaim, numerous awards and ratings success. NBC has earned more Emmy Awards than any network in television history. NBC’s roster of popular scripted series includes the critically acclaimed Parks and Recreation and Community, as well as new comedies The Michael J. Fox Show, Sean Saves the World and About a Boy. NBC’s drama slate is highlighted by the buzzworthy new series The Blacklist, Ironside and Crisis, veteran series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Parenthood and Grimm, and the acclaimed recent additions Chicago Fire and Revolution. Unscripted series for NBC include the vocal competition hit The Voice as well as The Biggest Loser, The Celebrity Apprentice and the perennial #1 most-watched summer series, America’s Got Talent.
In late-night, NBC regularly delivers #1 broadcast results with The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Last Call with Carson Daly and Saturday Night Live. NBC Daytime’s Days of our Lives consistently ranks among daytime’s top programs in the valuable women 18-34 category. The five-time, Emmy Award-winning NBC.com streams full episodes and provides original content for NBC entertainment shows online and through apps for mobile and tablet devices. NBC recently launched NBC Kids, a new Saturday morning programming block designed specifically to address the developmental needs of preschool-aged children. Programmed by the kids’ experts at Sprout, the nation’s first 24-hour preschool television channel, this new three-hour block will feature educational series that promote active, healthy lifestyles for younger children.
NBCUniversal News Group
The NBCUniversal News Group is the most influential and respected portfolio of on-air and digital news properties in the world, reaching more than 120M viewers each month.
The Group includes NBC News, a broadcast leader of global news and information for over 75 years and home to such respected programs as "NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams," "Today" and "Meet the Press;" MSNBC, the premiere destination for in-depth analysis of daily headlines, insightful political commentary and informed perspectives reaching more than 95 million households worldwide; CNBC, the recognized world leader in business news reaching approximately 390 million homes worldwide as well as The Weather Channel and digital platforms including NBC News Digital, MSNBC.com, CNBC.com. The NBCUniversal News Group also extends on NBC News and CNBC Radio, and its nationwide network of owned and affiliate stations.
NBC News is a leading source of global news and information operating for over 75 years. Every week, NBC News provides more than 30 hours of television news programming, including the top-rated NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams, Today, and Meet the Press programs. The network’s primetime newsmagazines, Dateline and Rock Center with Brian Williams provide a variety of in-depth stories week in and week out. NBC is the only broadcast news division with an affiliated cable channel, MSNBC, which provides 24-hour-a-day coverage of news events around the globe. The continuously growing online presence of NBC News, NBC News Digital, includes NBCNews.com, theGrio.com, NBCLatino.com, NBCPolitics.com, EducationNation.com, TODAY.com, NightlyNews.com, BreakingNews.com, Newsvine.com, iVillage, social media and all of the network’s digital initiatives.
In addition to its leading news programs and wide range of digital platforms, the network's portfolio includes NBC News Radio, a network of over 750 affiliates nationwide; Peacock Productions, an award-winning in house production company; NBC Learn, the network's educational arm; NBCUniversal Archives, a sales website leveraging NBC News’ archival content; and NBC Publishing, a digital publishing group. NBC NewsChannel is the network’s liaison to over 200 affiliate stations across the country.
NBC News Digital
NBC News Digital is a collection of innovative and powerful news brands that deliver compelling, diverse and visually engaging stories on your platform of choice. NBC News Digital features world-class brands including NBCNews.com, msnbc.com, TODAY.com, theGrio.com, NBCLatino.com, NBCPolitics.com, iVillage, Nightly News, Meet the Press, Rock Center, Dateline, Newsvine, Breaking News, and the existing apps and digital extensions of these respective properties. We provide something for every news consumer with our comprehensive offerings that deliver the best in breaking news, segments from your favorite NBC News shows, live video coverage, original journalism, lifestyle features, commentary and local updates. NBC News Digital reaches an audience of more than 58 million unique visitors who generate more than 1.2 billion page views and 140 million online video streams each month.
With CNBC in the United States and Canada, CNBC in Asia, CNBC in Europe, CNBC World, and CNBC HD+, CNBC is the recognized world leader in business news, providing real-time financial market coverage and business information to millions of households around the world. The network’s 17 live hours a day of business programming in North America (weekdays, 4 a.m. to 9 p.m.) is produced at CNBC’s global headquarters in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., and also includes reports from CNBC News bureaus worldwide. CNBC.com and CNBC Mobile Web (http://mobile.cnbc.com) offer real-time stock quotes and charts, CNBC’s breaking news and analysis, and market and pre-market data. Additionally, CNBC.com provides videos, live streaming of events and market opens in Asia and Europe, and industry and topic-specific blogs from our award-winning reporters and guests. CNBC reaches more than 97 million U.S. households.
CNBC World is a 24-hour digital network offering live global financial market information and programming. CNBC World leverages the resources of CNBC business news from Asia and Europe to create a round-the-clock global business news network with live, in-depth market coverage from around the world. CNBC World is available in 36 million homes across the U.S. via cable and satellite.
Msnbc defines news for the next generation with world-class reporting and a full schedule of live news coverage, political analysis and award-winning documentary programming – 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Viewers can find more information on Msnbc’s programming at www.tv.Msnbc.com.
NBC Sports Group
NBC Sports Group consists of a unique array of broadcast television, cable television, regional television, radio and digital sports assets, including NBC Sports, NBC Sports Network, Golf Channel, NBC Olympics, 11 NBC Sports Regional Networks, two regional news networks, NBC Sports Radio and NBCSports.com.
In 2012 NBC Sports Group produced two record-breaking events: The 2012 London Olympic Games, which became the most-watched event in U.S. television history with more than 217 total million viewers, and Super Bowl XLVI, now the most-watched program in U.S. television history, averaging 111.3 million viewers. In addition to NBC Sports Group’s partnerships with the International Olympic Committee and the NFL, the company’s unparalleled collection of media rights agreements include partnerships with: NHL, PGA TOUR, PGA of America, USGA, European Tour, Premier League, MLS, University of Notre Dame, Tour de France, French Open, Formula One, IndyCar, Churchill Downs, Breaders Cup, America’s Cup and many more.
NBC Olympics, with more than 90 Emmy Awards for its coverage, is renowned for its unsurpassed award-winning production. NBC owns the rights to the Olympics through the 2020 Summer Games, at which point NBCUniversal will have presented 11 consecutive and 17 total Olympic Games, the most for a U.S. media company in both categories. NBC Sports Network is distributed via cable systems and satellite operators throughout the United States to more than 80 million homes. The Golf Channel, which is available in more than 120 million homes worldwide and 84 million in the U.S., televises more than 150 tournaments each year, representing more than 3,300 hours of tournament coverage. NBC Sports Digital properties include NBCSports.com, the NBC Sports Live Extra app, NBCOlympics.com, GolfChannel.com, Rotoworld.com, the complete collection of NBC Sports Regional Network websites as well as a partnership with Yahoo! Sports, which makes it the most trafficked sports destination on the web. Delivering more than 2,400 sporting events annually, along with breaking news and comprehensive analysis, the 11 NBC Sports Regional Networks reach more than 50 million cable and satellite homes.
NBC Sports Network
NBC Sports Network, part of the NBC Sports Group, is dedicated to serving passionate sports fans. Now in more than 80 million homes, the network is the cable television home of the Summer and Winter Olympics, National Hockey League (NHL), Major League Soccer (MLS), IZOD IndyCar Series, Tour de France and the 34th America’s Cup, and beginning in 2013, the Premier League and Formula One. In addition, NBC Sports Network features college football, college basketball, college hockey, outdoor programming, horse racing surrounding the Triple Crown and Breeders' Cup, Fight Night boxing, Ironman, the Dew Action Sports Tour and USA Sevens Rugby. The network is also home to original programs such as Costas Tonight, NFL Turning Point, Caught Looking, NBC Sports Talk, Pro Football Talk and The Dan Patrick Show. NBC Sports Network is distributed via cable systems and satellite operators throughout the United States.
With more breakout stars and critically acclaimed unscripted original series than any other network on cable, Bravo’s original programming—from hot cuisine to haute couture—delivers the best in food, fashion, beauty, design, and pop culture to the most engaged, upscale, and educated audience in cable.
Currently available in more than 90 million homes, Bravo’s arts and culture slate includes critically acclaimed creative competition and docu-series such as the Emmy- and James Beard Award-winning Top Chef, Emmy Award-winning Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List, and the 14-time Emmy-nominated Inside the Actors Studio. The network’s slate also includes water-cooler sensations such as The Real Housewives franchise. Bravo reaches its unique audience through every consumer touch point and across all platforms on-air, online, and on the go, giving Bravo’s fans a menu of options to experience the network.
Bravo has been an NBCUniversal cable network since December 2002 and was the first television service dedicated to film and the performing arts when it launched in December 1980. For more information visit www.bravotv.com.
Chiller is the only network devoted to delivering viewers round-the-clock scares. Chiller’s eclectic slate of adrenaline-fueled, soul-stirring entertainment includes classic drama and anthology series (Tales from the Darkside, Twin Peaks, Nightmare Cafe), international programming (Spine Chillers, Strange), and a broad offering of films, including feature-length premieres on the first Friday of each month. Chiller is currently available in over 33 million homes. To learn more, visit www.chillertv.com.
CLOO is the destination for crime and mystery. We’re obsessed, addicted and passionate about these genres, but we don’t take ourselves too seriously. The network boasts the best catalogue of crime and mystery programming, from original series and contemporary scripted dramas to iconic programs and the genres' best movies. CLOO is available in more than 38 million homes. The CLOO website is located at www.cloo.com.
Comcast Sports Group
Comcast Sports Group operates 14 local networks that deliver 2,400 sporting events annually and breaking news and analysis to more than 50 million cable and satellite homes. Comcast Sports Group’s sports networks are: Comcast SportsNet Bay Area, Comcast SportsNet California, Comcast SportsNet Chicago, Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic, Comcast SportsNet New England, Comcast SportsNet Northwest, Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia, SNY, The Mtn.–Mountain West Sports Network, CSS, and Comcast Sports Southwest. Comcast Sports Group also manages New England Cable News (NECN), the nation’s largest regional news network, and The Comcast Network, based in Philadelphia and Washington, which delivers community-oriented programming.
E! is television’s top destination for all things entertainment and celebrity. E! is currently available to 97 million cable and satellite subscribers in the U.S. and the E! Everywhere initiative underscores the company’s dedication to making E! content available on all new media platforms any time and anywhere from online to broadband video to wireless to radio to VOD. Popular programming includes E! core franchises E! News, The Soup, Chelsea Lately, and Fashion Police as well as the network’s hit series Keeping Up with the Kardashians, Kourtney and Khloé Take Miami, Kourtney and Kim Take New York, Kendra, and Holly’s World. Additionally, E!’s Live from the Red Carpet signature events keep fans connected to their favorite stars on Hollywood’s biggest nights.
ExerciseTV is the leading digital fitness network, available in 40 million television homes as free video-on-demand programming, online at www.exercisetv.tv, and as free iPhone and Android applications. ExerciseTV was founded by Jake Steinfeld of Body by Jake, and provides fitness videos available on television and online, DVDs, workout plans, and online fitness communities along with tips for healthy lifestyles and effective exercising.
G4 offers the last word on gaming, technology, animation, interactivity, and "geek culture" for the male 18-34 demo. The network has given young guys of today’s digital generation a television home. G4 is the No. 1 podcasted cable network in America and is available in 60 million cable and satellite homes nationwide. G4tv.com is a top web destination for video game news and information. The network’s popular original programming includes Attack of the Show!, X-Play, American Ninja Warrior and Campus PD. G4 also continues to expand its live event coverage at CES, Comic-Con, E3, Tokyo Game Show and more. The network’s key acquisitions include Heroes and Lost. G4’s Multiplex features content on all possible digital platforms, including G4tv.com, G4 Mobile, G4 Podcasts, G4 on Demand, G4 Video Player, G4 Wii Portal, and G4 PS3 Portal.
Golf Channel is a multimedia, golf entertainment and services company based in Orlando, Florida. Co-founded by Arnold Palmer, the Golf Channel cable network is available in more than 120 million homes worldwide through cable, satellite, and wireless companies. Exclusive partnerships with the world’s top tours allow Golf Channel to feature more live golf coverage than all other networks combined, added to a programming schedule distinguished by golf’s best news, instruction, and original programming. Golf Channel’s digital platform of businesses is led by www.golfchannel.com, the No. 1 golf destination on the Internet, delivering unmatched coverage of the world of golf, as well as services that help the recreational player with how to play, what to play, and where to play golf.
mun2 [moon–dos] is the lifestyle cable network for today’s culture connectors: bicultural Latinos 18-34. As the uniquely American, bilingual network that amplifies the Latino experience, mun2 reflects the best of both worlds. From reality to music, on-air to digital, mun2 creates original content across a multiscreen platform. Part of the Telemundo Group, mun2 is distributed to more than 31 million households.
NBC Sports Network
A part of the NBC Sports Group, NBC Sports Network is the 24/7 cable platform for NBC Sports' rich heritage of unmatched storytelling, best-in-class production and utilizing broad promotion to make big events bigger. Now in more than 75 million homes, NBC Sports Network serves sports fans by airing coverage of the Olympic Games and Trials as well as the National Hockey League (NHL), Major League Soccer (MLS), IZOD IndyCar Series, Tour de France, major college football, basketball and hockey, and horse racing surrounding the Triple Crown, among other events. The network's original programming, such as Costas Tonight, NFL Turning Point and NBC SportsTalk, exemplifies NBC Sports' ability to tell stories and provide meaningful, relevant content. The network is also home to the best outdoor programming on television. NBC Sports Network, which prides itself on serving sports fans across multiple platforms, is distributed via cable, satellite and telco operators throughout the United States.
Oxygen Media is a multiplatform entertainment brand that delivers relevant and engaging content to young women who like to "live out loud." Oxygen is rewriting the rulebook for women's media by changing how the world sees entertainment from a young woman's point of view. Through a vast array of unconventional and original content, including The Glee Project, The Face, Best Ink, I’m Having Their Baby and Bad Girls Club, the growing cable network is the premier destination to find unique and groundbreaking unscripted programming. The Glee Project is a winner of a 2012 Gracie Award which honors programming created for women, by women and about women for “Outstanding Reality Show.” A social media trendsetter, Oxygen is a leading force in engaging modern young women, wherever they are, with popular, award winning features online including www.OxygenLive.com, the real time social viewing party that is also available as an app for the iPhone and iPad. Oxygen is available in 80 million homes, and can be found online and on mobile devices at www.oxygen.com. Follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/OxygenPR. Oxygen Media is a service of NBCUniversal.
Available in over 50 million homes, Sprout is the first 24-hour preschool destination available on TV, on demand and online for children ages 2-5 and their parents and caregivers. The 24-hour digital channel, which launched in September 2005 along with the website (SproutOnline.com), is the only channel that follows the day of a preschooler from breakfast to bedtime with its distinctive, interactive programming and original hosted blocks. Sprout’s VOD offering is the #1 on demand service for younger children with over one billion views.
Sprout is a partnership among NBCUniversal, HIT Entertainment, PBS and Sesame Workshop. Its program lineup of gold-standard, curriculum-based preschool shows includes: Sesame Street, Bob the Builder, Barney & Friends, The Wiggles, Thomas & Friends, Caillou, The Berenstain Bears, Roary the Racing Car, dirtgirlworld and more.
Style Media, a global multimedia company that includes Style and StyleNetwork.com, is the destination for women 18-49 seeking to fuel their insatiable appetite for looking great and living stylishly. Style currently counts nearly 77 million cable and satellite subscribers and is the fastest growing women’s network in the U.S. StyleNetwork.com keeps women up-to-date on all of the latest fashion and beauty news on the web. Style’s popular series include “Tia & Tamera,” “Jerseylicious,” “Giuliana & Bill,” “Big Rich Texas,” “Glam Fairy” and “Chicagolicious.” Style is a network of NBCUniversal Entertainment & Digital Networks and Integrated Media, a division of NBCUniversal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. Follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/StyleNetPR.
Syfy is a media destination for imagination-based entertainment. With year-round acclaimed original series, events, blockbuster movies, classic science fiction and fantasy programming, a dynamic Web site (www.syfy.com), and a portfolio of adjacent business (Syfy Ventures), Syfy is a passport to limitless possibilities. Currently in more than 95 million homes in the U.S., Syfy was launched in 1992 as SCI FI Channel. Syfy. Imagine greater.
Available in 100% 1080i HD, Universal HD offers the best movies and sports programming in high-definition. Programming includes films like Cold Mountain, Dukes of Hazzard, King Arthur, and Little Miss Sunshine; series such as Nash Bridges, Six Feet Under, and Becker; and sports programming including WWE, PGA Golf, Notre Dame football, and the Olympic Games.
The #1 network in all of basic cable, USA Network is seen in 100 million U.S. homes. USA is a leader in scripted programming with a powerful stable of originals including "Political Animals," "Suits," "Necessary Roughness," "White Collar," "Royal Pains," "Burn Notice," Psych," "Covert Affairs," "Common Law" and "Fairly Legal." The network offers 52 weeks of spectacular live television with "WWE Monday Night Raw" and is home to the best in blockbuster theatrical films, a broad portfolio of acquired series and entertainment events. A trailblazer in digital innovation and storytelling, USA is defining, driving and setting the industry standard for Social TV. USA is a program service of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBCUniversal. The award-winning website is located at www.usanetwork.com. Characters Welcome.
The Weather Channel Companies
NBCUniversal, along with private equity firms Bain Capital and the Blackstone Group, owns The Weather Channel Companies (TWCC). TWCC is operated as a separate entity based in Atlanta, with management services provided by NBCUniversal. TWCC includes The Weather Channel Networks, The Weather Channel Interactive, and Weather Services International.
The Weather Channel Networks include television networks and products for radio, digital cable services, and interactive television. The primary network, The Weather Channel, is received by more than 99 million U.S. households, making it the second-most-distributed cable network. The Weather Channel is also available in high definition and includes programming shot in native HD. Weatherscan, an all-local, all-the-time service, is distributed primarily on digital cable.
The Weather Channel Interactive is the No. 1 weather provider on all digital platforms, including www.weather.com, The Weather Channel Mobile, and The Weather Channel Desktop. Weather.com is ranked in the top 15 most popular websites, with more than 30 million unique visitors per month. In addition, the company operates the most popular content site on the mobile Web, with more than 12 million unique visitors per month.
Weather Services International primarily provides business-to-business weather services, particularly for the media, aviation, marine, and energy sectors. A global leader in weather forecasting, it serves more than 5,500 clients in 45 countries.
NBCUniversal’s International Television division includes Universal Networks International, International Television Distribution, and International Television Production. Universal Networks International delivers quality content and compelling brands to nearly 400 million subscribers in more than 150 territories across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Latin America, and Asia. The portfolio includes the brands Syfy Universal, DIVA Universal, Studio Universal, Universal Channel, 13th Street Universal, E! Entertainment Television, the Style Network, and Golf Channel. Universal Networks International also operates Movies 24 and has an interest in the KidsCo joint venture.
International Television Distribution is responsible for the distribution of NBCUniversal product to all forms of television and new media outside of the U.S. and Canada. This includes a library of more than 4,000 feature films and 55,000 television episodes, including current and classic titles, non-scripted programming, sports, news, long-form and short-form programming, and locally produced content from around the world.
International Television Production was created in 2008 with the acquisition of U.K. production company Carnival, marking NBCUniversal’s first significant investment in production outside the U.S. Since then, NBCUniversal International has acquired a second U.K. production company, Monkey Kingdom. The division is chartered with transforming NBCUniversal International into a leading destination for content creators and to drive growth through world-class international content with high production values.
CNBC’s international operations include regional networks in Europe and Asia-Pacific that provide the latest market information, unrivalled coverage of breaking news, in-depth analysis, and interviews with business leaders. CNBC in Europe reaches more than 110 million households, in addition to leading banks, financial institutions, and hotels across Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. CNBC in Asia-Pacific reaches more than 70 million households in 21 countries.
Universal Television produces some of television's most critically acclaimed and successful programs. In 2012, the studio garnered 44 Emmy nominations, including three for Outstanding Series: 30 Rock, Saturday Night Live, and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.
The studio produces or co-produces series for broadcast networks and online outlets in a variety of dayparts and genres, including primetime, late-night, longform, and reality programming. Its current roster features Emmy-winning comedies The Office, 30 Rock, and critical favorites Parks and Recreation and Up All Night, as well as dramas Smash, Parenthood and Grimm, among others. Additionally, the studio, along with Wolf Films, produces Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, which is part of the most successful drama series brand in television history. Many of these series have been honored with prestigious Emmy, Golden Globe, Peabody, SAG, AFI, and Humanitas Awards.
New scripted series produced by Universal Television for the 2012-2013 season include the dramas Chicago Fire, Do No Harm, Bates Motel (for A&E), Dracula, Crossbones, and Infamous, and the comedies The Mindy Project (for Fox), Go On, Animal Practice, and Guys with Kids.
Universal Television has a rich legacy comprising the merged entities of NBC Studios and the original Universal Television. The former NBC Studios first made its mark in the 1950s with NBC's hit western Bonanza and went on to create hit series including The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Providence, and Will & Grace. Universal Television was created in 1951, and its roster of memorable programs includes Leave It to Beaver, Columbo, The Rockford Files, Miami Vice, and Law & Order, among dozens of others.
Late-night programs include NBC's successful The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Saturday Night Live, and Last Call with Carson Daly.
Universal Cable Productions
Universal Cable Productions was established to create quality content—for USA, Syfy, and other networks—to be utilized across multiple platforms. Founded in July 2008, UCP is already a leader in innovative and critically acclaimed programming. The studio is in production on numerous television series, including USA and Syfy’s recent summer hits Royal Pains and Warehouse 13, as well as Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Psych, In Plain Sight, and Eureka.
NBCUniversal Domestic Television Distribution
The NBCUniversal Domestic Television Distribution division is responsible for the sales and distribution of NBCUniversal product to broadcast television within the U.S. and Canada. The division develops and produces first-run programming and distributes these shows, along with off-network content, to broadcast syndication. Current first-run broadcast syndicated programming includes Access Hollywood, Access Hollywood Live, Maury, Steve Harvey, The Jerry Springer Show, The Steve Wilkos Show and Trisha Goddard as well as weekend syndicated series On The Money with Maria Bartiromo and The Chris Matthews Show. Current off-network programming includes 30 Rock, House, Law & Order, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Monk and The Office.
In the Canadian marketplace, the division sells current television and film product as well as content from NBCUniversal's vast library (Universal Pictures, Focus Features, Universal Television, Universal Cable Productions, NBC Late Night properties) to all forms of Canadian broadcast television. Current programming includes Smash, Guys with Kids, Whitney, Up All Night, Deception, The Tonight Show and the upcoming series Defiance.
Universal Pictures creates and distributes theatrical and non-theatrical filmed entertainment for a growing global marketplace. Universal’s theatrical slate includes films developed internally, along with co-productions, acquisitions, and films developed by outside partners and distributed by the studio.
Universal also produces, acquires, and distributes direct-to-DVD titles, classic titles from the Universal library, consumer products (across all traditional categories, as well as interactive and wireless platforms), and specialty motion pictures under Focus Features. Through its international production group, the studio partners with leading international film companies to make and acquire films for wide commercial release or distribution in specific countries. Universal’s content is released across traditional and digital distribution channels, including theatrical exhibition, physical and electronic home entertainment, pay and free television, and subscription on-demand services.
For almost a century, Universal has been known for its diverse slate of films. These include classics such as Jaws, E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial, the Jurassic Park series, and Mamma Mia!; high-concept comedies like Bruce Almighty, The 40-Year-Old Virgin, and Knocked Up; and homegrown franchises such as Back to the Future, Meet the Parents, Fast and Furious, and Bourne.
Over the years, Universal has achieved both popular success and critical acclaim with Academy Award-winning films such as Atonement, The Bourne Ultimatum, King Kong, Brokeback Mountain, Ray, A Beautiful Mind, The Pianist, and Lost in Translation. Classic, Academy Award-winning films from Universal include All Quiet on the Western Front (1930), To Kill a Mockingbird (1962), The Deer Hunter (1978), and Schindler’s List (1993).
In 2007, Universal began an all-audience family film business with Illumination Entertainment. Its first production, the 3D CGI blockbuster Despicable Me, was one of the highest-grossing and most profitable films of 2010.
In addition to filmed entertainment, Universal produces live stage productions, including the cultural phenomenon Wicked and the 10-time Tony Award-winning Billy Elliot The Musical.
Focus Features and Focus Features International (www.focusfeatures.com) comprise a singular global company. This worldwide studio makes original and daring films that challenge the mainstream to embrace and enjoy voices and visions from around the world that deliver global commercial success. The company operates as Focus Features in North America, and as Focus Features International (FFI) in the rest of the world; and is celebrating its 10th Anniversary in 2012.
Domestically, the Focus Features slate includes Moonrise Kingdom, the new feature from Wes Anderson, starring Bruce Willis, Edward Norton, Bill Murray, Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton, and Jason Schwartzman; Sam Fell and Chris Butler’s ParaNorman, the new 3D stop-motion comedy thriller from animation company LAIKA; Jamie Travis’ contemporary comedy For a Good Time, Call…, starring Ari Graynor and Lauren Anne Miller; Closed Circuit, the suspense thriller directed by John Crowley and starring Eric Bana and Rebecca Hall; Paul Weitz’s comedy/drama Admission, starring Tina Fey and Paul Rudd; Gus Van Sant’s Promised Land, the contemporary drama written by and starring Matt Damon and John Krasinski; the historical tale Hyde Park on Hudson, directed by Roger Michell and starring Academy Award nominees Bill Murray and Laura Linney; and Joe Wright’s epic love story Anna Karenina, starring Keira Knightley, Jude Law, and Aaron Taylor-Johnson.
In addition to the Focus slate, the FFI slate includes two films from Woody Allen, To Rome with Love and his new movie starring Alec Baldwin and Cate Blanchett; The Other You, the comedy starring Colin Firth and Emily Blunt for director Dante Ariola; Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Ruairi Robinson’s thriller The Last Days on Mars, starring Liev Schreiber, Olivia Williams, and Romola Garai; Mike Flanagan’s psychological thriller Oculus; Andrew Adamson’s drama Mr. Pip, based on the celebrated novel and starring Hugh Laurie; and the epic fantasy Cloud Atlas, starring Academy Award winners Tom Hanks and Halle Berry for writer/directors Lana Wachowski, Tom Tykwer, and Andy Wachowski.
Universal Studios Home Entertainment
Universal Studios Home Entertainment (USHE) markets and distributes NBCUniversal’s contemporary and classic theatrical and television product, spanning properties from the company’s Universal Pictures, Focus Features, and NBCUniversal Media Studios, as well as DVD Original titles from Universal Studios Home Entertainment Family Productions and select third-party productions, including entertainment from Mattel. The company is also leading the way in exploring innovative technologies and in developing and adapting dynamic new initiatives for the burgeoning home entertainment market, including the adoption of the next generation high-definition format, Blu-ray.
USHE’s vast catalog includes more than 4,000 feature films and thousands of television episodes, making it one of the largest and most celebrated in the industry. Among its most-prized properties are the film franchises: The Bourne series, The Fast and The Furious, The Mummy, The Hulk, American Pie, Bring It On, Jurassic Park, Curious George, The Land Before Time, and the legendary monster movies.
Some of USHE’s latest high-profile offerings include Fast & Furious, Coraline, Role Models, Mamma Mia!, Wanted, Hellboy II: The Golden Army, The Incredible Hulk, American Gangster, Atonement, The Bourne Ultimatum, Knocked Up, The Kingdom, Eastern Promises, I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry, as well as the latest seasons of Emmy-winning series 30 Rock, The Office, House, Battlestar Galactica, and Heroes.
DailyCandy, the insider’s irreverent guide to what’s hot, new, and undiscovered, is a multiplatform media company delivering 3.4 million e-mail subscriptions via 26 editions in the U.S. and London. Since 2000, DailyCandy editors have scoured the corners of their cities to deliver the very best in style, food, fashion, and fun to a set of loyal and engaged female followers.
Read about under-the-radar neighborhood joints, fashion lines, and indie events in the daily e-mails. Need help navigating your city and the World Wide Web? DailyCandy.com serves as a one-stop resource for what to do, shop, eat, see, and experience. For those looking to score a deal, Swirl by DailyCandy features apparel and accessories at up to 70 percent off retail from brands we love. Our latest addition, DailyCandy Deals (currently available in New York and Philadelphia with more cities on the way), provides readers with exclusive savings at some of our favorite local businesses.
DailyCandy publishes twelve city editions (Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, London, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Seattle, and Washington, D.C.), two national editions (Everywhere and Kids Everywhere), and 12 weekly editions (Everywhere Deals plus 11 local Kids editions).
One of the Web's top movie and entertainment destinations, Fandango sells tickets to more than 16,000 screens. Fandango entertains and informs consumers with reviews, commentary, and trailers, and offers the ability to quickly select a film, plan where and when to see it, and conveniently buy tickets in advance. Fandango is available at www.fandango.com, via your wireless mobile device at mobile.fandango.com, and at 1-800-FANDANGO. Fandango’s leading movie showtimes, ticketing, and information apps have been downloaded more than 10 million times across various devices and platforms including iPhone, iPad, Android, BlackBerry, Palm, and Windows Phone 7.
Fandango’s partners include exhibitors representing the vast majority of U.S. screens enabled for online, mobile, and phone ticketing.
Hulu is an online video service that offers a selection of hit shows, clips, movies, and more at Hulu.com and numerous destination sites online and across four screens: PCs, TVs, mobile phones, and tablets. Hulu’s selection of premium programming is provided by more than 230 leading content companies, including Fox, NBCUniversal, ABC, Lionsgate, MGM, National Geographic, Paramount, A&E Television Networks, PBS, and Warner Bros. Television Group. For more details on Hulu’s service, check out the Hulu product tour and the Hulu Plus Guided Tour.
iVillage is the largest content-driven online community, reaching millions of women each month. With over four million plus conversations annually and thousands of specific brands talked about weekly, iVillage is at the center of her digital routine. Every day, women come to iVillage to connect, share advice, find life tools and engage in conversations that matter most to them in the areas of Pregnancy & Parenting, Health, Food, Entertainment and Beauty & Style. Additional businesses and brand extensions within iVillage include iVillage UK, Digital Works @ NBCU, Astrology.com and GardenWeb. iVillage Inc., is based in New York City, and is part of the NBCUniversal Entertainment & Digital Networks and Integrated Media Group. Join iVillage’s Facebook group at www.facebook.com/ivillage and follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/ivillage.
NBC.com, the Emmy Award-winning broadcast network website, is a leading online and mobile destination for television and interactive entertainment. With both derivative and web-exclusive programming, NBC.com pioneered the “360” experience with Heroes 360, which gave viewers a way to extend their entertainment experience beyond the broadcast, and the first weekly social networking experience attached to a primetime entertainment program with "Dunder Mifflin Infinity." The site offers full episode streaming of many NBC Entertainment shows as well as short clips, interactive games, and social networking, including user-generated content. NBC.com continually develops new ways for consumers to experience entertainment content on both existing and emerging platforms. The site is the recipient of multiple Emmy and Webby awards for its content and applications. Visit www.nbc.com for more information.
Since launching in December 2006, CNBC.com has become the online destination for accurate and actionable information, original reporting, and in-depth analysis of global business news. The site features real-time quotes and extensive charts, close to 30 original industry and topic-specific blogs authored by CNBC’s award-winning journalists and guests, and an unprecedented amount of video. CNBC also has an extensive suite of digital products, including the CNBC Real-Time iPad and iPhone Apps and CNBC PRO, a premium, professional-level outline and mobile service.
PARKS AND RESORTS
Universal Parks & Resorts
Universal Parks & Resorts features some of the world’s most popular entertainment destinations. Each year, millions of guests visit Universal’s theme parks in Florida, California, and Japan to experience thrilling, world-famous attractions that combine interactive groundbreaking ride and show technology with the world’s most recognized characters in movies and pop culture. Universal Studios Singapore opened in the spring of 2010 with over 15 attractions, and in late 2011, will feature the debut of "Transformers," a mega-attraction based on the blockbuster hit movies of the same name. A Universal Studios theme park has been licensed for Dubai and a Universal Studios theme park in Korea has also been announced.
Universal Studios Hollywood is "The Entertainment Capital of L.A." and the only movie and television-based theme park to offer guests the authenticity of a working movie studio. Within its gates, the rich heritage of movies past and the excitement of today’s Hollywood come alive. The theme park features the world’s largest, most intense 3D experience: "King Kong 360 3D Created by Peter Jackson." Other groundbreaking attractions include “Revenge of the Mummy – The Ride," "Shrek 4-D," "Jurassic Park – The Ride," and "The Simpsons Ride," as well as the world-renowned Studio Tour, which takes guests behind the scenes of such landmark TV and movie locations as Steven Spielberg’s War of the Worlds. Universal CityWalk, the open-air leisure and nightlife complex adjacent to Universal Studios Hollywood, features over 60 entertainment-themed restaurants, nightclubs, and shops, as well as dynamic entertainment options, including the new Jon Lovitz Comedy Club and the I-Fly indoor skydiving experience. World-class concerts are held at the Gibson Amphitheater, and the Universal CityWalk Cinemas, which includes California’s largest IMAX venue, features the best movie-going experience in Los Angeles. For more information visit www.UniversalStudiosHollywood.com.
Universal Orlando Resort has created some of the world’s most innovative theme park attractions based on pop culture’s most compelling films and stories. Guests experience two exciting theme parks—Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure—as well as Universal CityWalk, a 30-acre restaurant, shopping, and nighttime entertainment complex, and three magnificently themed on-site hotels: the Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, Hard Rock Hotel, and the Loews Royal Pacific Resort. Flagship experiences featured in the theme parks include "The Simpsons Ride," "Revenge of the Mummy – The Ride," "The Incredible Hulk Coaster," and "The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man." On June 18, 2010, Universal Orlando revealed "The Wizarding World of Harry Potter" at Islands of Adventure—an entire land that brings one of the most popular stories of our time to life. More information is available at www.UniversalOrlando.com.
NBCUniversal wholly owns Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando Resort. NBCUniversal has license agreements with, and provides certain services to, Universal Studios Japan and Universal Studios Singapore. Universal Parks & Resorts is the NBCUniversal business unit that administers all such ownership interests and license and service arrangements.