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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 a subsidiary of 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.
NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations
NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations is the division of NBCUniversal that includes 30 NBC and Telemundo local television stations, a regional news network and their associated websites and digital platforms, as well as a group of out-of-home properties, a production company, an in-house marketing and promotions company and two national multicast networks, COZI TV and TeleXitos. The local stations, which can be viewed in 37 percent of U.S. homes and in Puerto Rico, produce and deliver their local communities compelling and unique local news, real-time weather forecasts, consumer and investigative reports and entertainment programming across all platforms to help keep their English and Spanish-speaking audiences informed anytime and anywhere.
NBC Owned Television Stations
NBC Owned Television Stations, part of the NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations division of NBCUniversal, includes 11 local broadcast television stations and a regional news network serving the largest markets in the nation, including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Dallas-Fort Worth, San Francisco Bay Area, Boston, Washington, D.C., Miami-Fort Lauderdale, San Diego and Connecticut. The stations produce and broadcast more than 17,000 hours of local news and information programming and enterprise journalism each year that is important and relevant to the communities they serve, delivering it across multiple online, social media and digital out-of-home platforms. The division also operates COZI TV (www.cozitv.com), a national network that brings viewers some of America’s most beloved and iconic television shows and hit movies, as well as the lifestyle production company, LX.TV, and the in-house marketing and promotions company, NBCUniversal Skycastle.
Telemundo Station Group
Telemundo Station Group, part of the NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations division of NBCUniversal, is comprised of 18 local television stations in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. Producing and broadcasting more than 15,000 hours of unique and relevant local content each year, including award-winning news, public affairs, and entertainment programming, Telemundo Station Group serves Spanish-speaking viewers in the metropolitan areas of Los Angeles, New York, Miami-Fort Lauderdale, Houston, Dallas-Fort Worth, Chicago, San Antonio, San Francisco, Phoenix, Harlingen, San Diego, Fresno, Philadelphia, Denver, Boston, Las Vegas, Tucson and Puerto Rico. In addition, Telemundo Station Group operates TeleXitos, a national multicast network that offers viewers popular action and adventure television series and feature films in Spanish. The group also provides support to 54 Telemundo affiliates across the country and manages dedicated local websites and applications, as well as a robust digital out-of-home operation.
NBC Entertainment develops and schedules the network’s primetime, late-night, and daytime programming. NBC’s quality programs and balanced lineup have earned the network critical acclaim, numerous awards and ratings success. NBC is finishing the 2016-17 September-to-September season #1 in 18-49 after having won the previous three seasons in the demo. NBC has earned more Emmy Awards than any network in television history.
NBC’s scripted slate is highlighted by dramas “This Is Us” (Emmy nominated in its first season for Outstanding Drama Series) “The Blacklist,” “Blindspot,” “Chicago Fire,” “Chicago Med,” “Chicago P.D.,” “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” “Midnight, Texas,” “Shades of Blue” and “Taken.” NBC’s comedy lineup includes “The Good Place,” “Great News,” “Marlon,” “Superstore” and “Trial & Error.” In September NBC launched “The Brave,” “Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders” and revived one of television’s landmark comedies, “Will & Grace.”
Unscripted series for NBC include the four-time Emmy Award-winning musical competition hit “The Voice” as well as the new hit series “World of Dance” and “The Wall,” two-time Emmy nominee “American Ninja Warrior,” “Better Late Than Never,” “Hollywood Game Night,” “Little Big Shots,” “Little Big Shots: Forever Young” 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 Starring Jimmy Fallon,” “Late Night with Seth Meyers,” “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.
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 Lester Holt," "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 25 hours of television news programming with the top-rated "NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt" and "Meet the Press" programs as well as America’s longest-running morning news program, TODAY. The network’s primetime newsmagazine, Dateline provides a variety of in-depth stories week in and week out ranging from mysteries and breaking news to hidden-camera investigations and documentaries. The continuously growing online presence of NBC News, NBC News Digital Group, includes NBCNews.com, TODAY.com, MSNBC.com, iVillage, BreakingNews.com, theGrio.com, NBCLatino.com, NBCPolitics.com, EducationNation.com, NightlyNews.com, Newsvine.com, social media, apps 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; and NBCUniversal Archives, a sales website leveraging NBC News’ archival content. NBC NewsChannel is the network’s liaison to over 200 affiliate stations across the country.
NBC News Digital Group
NBC News Digital Group 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, tv.msnbc.com, TODAY.com, iVIllage, Breaking News, theGrio.com, NBCLatino.com, NBCPolitics.com, EducationNation.com, NightlyNews.com, Meet the Press, Dateline, Newsvine, 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.
With CNBC in the U.S., CNBC in Asia Pacific, CNBC in Europe, Middle East and Africa, and CNBC World, CNBC is the recognized world leader in business news and provides real-time financial market coverage and business information to more than 385 million homes worldwide, including more than 94 million households in the United States and Canada. CNBC also provides daily business updates to 400 million households across China. The network's 15 live hours a day of business programming in North America (weekdays from 4:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. ET) is produced at CNBC's global headquarters in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., and includes reports from CNBC News bureaus worldwide. CNBC at night features a mix of new reality programming, CNBC's highly successful series produced exclusively for CNBC and a number of distinctive in-house documentaries.
CNBC also has a vast portfolio of digital products which deliver real-time financial market news and information across a variety of platforms including: CNBC.com; CNBC PRO, the premium, integrated desktop/mobile service that provides live access to CNBC programming, exclusive video content and global market data and analysis; a suite of CNBC mobile products including the CNBC Apps for iOS, Android and Windows devices; and additional products such as the CNBC App for the Apple Watch and Apple TV.
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 is the premier destination for in-depth analysis of daily headlines through commentary and informed perspectives. Reaching more than 96 million households worldwide, MSNBC offers a full schedule of live news coverage, progressive voices, award-winning documentary programming – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. MSNBC also delivers breaking news and information across a variety of platforms including www.msnbc.com and MSNBC on Sirius XM radio. The MSNBC App for iPhone, iPad and iTouch also provide a customizable user experience with live streaming, clips of select MSNBC programming, and additional show content. MSNBC is part of the NBCUniversal News Group, a division of NBCUniversal, which is owned by Comcast Corporation.
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 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.
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.
NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises is a world-class media company leading the industry in the production and distribution of high-quality Spanish-language content to U.S. Hispanics and audiences around the world. This fast-growing multiplatform portfolio is comprised of the Telemundo Network and Station Group, Telemundo Deportes, Telemundo Studios, Telemundo Internacional, Telemundo International Studios, Universo, and a Digital Enterprises & Emerging Business unit. Telemundo Network features original Spanish-language entertainment, news and sports content reaching 94% of U.S. Hispanic TV households in 210 markets through 17 owned stations, 57 affiliates and its national feed. Telemundo also owns WKAQ, a television station that serves viewers in Puerto Rico. Telemundo Deportes is the designated Spanish-language home of two of the world’s most popular sporting events: FIFA World Cup™ through 2026 and the Summer Olympic Games through 2032. As the #1 media company reaching Hispanics and millennials online, the Digital Enterprises & Emerging Business unit distributes original content across multiple platforms, maximizing its exclusive partnerships with properties such as BuzzFeed, Vox, and Snapchat. Through Telemundo Internacional, the largest U.S.-based distributor of Spanish-language content in the world; Telemundo International Studios, a production unit focused on creating high-end short form, scripted formats for international markets; and Universo, the fastest growing Hispanic entertainment cable network, the company reflects the diverse lifestyle, cultural experience and language of its expanding audience. NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises is a division of NBCUniversal, a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.
Bravo Media is the premiere lifestyle and entertainment brand that drives cultural conversation around its high-quality, interactive original content that focuses on the network’s passion points of food, fashion, beauty, design, digital and pop culture. The network’s diversified slate includes Bravo’s first scripted series “Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce,” upcoming comedy “Odd Mom Out,” and unscripted favorites such as Emmy award-winning “Top Chef,” “Vanderpump Rules,” “Below Deck,” “Thicker Than Water” and the popular “Million Dollar Listing” and “The Real Housewives” franchises as well as the only live late-night talk show, “Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen.” Available in 92 million homes, Bravo is a program service of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, 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. Bravo has been an NBCUniversal cable network since December 2002 and first 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.
E! is the only global, multi-platform brand for all things pop culture. The network is currently available to 91 million cable and satellite subscribers in the U.S. "E! News" airs nightly on the network and is the leading multi-platform publisher delivering breaking entertainment news and pop culture coverage 24/7 across all digital and social media. E! programming includes popular series "Keeping Up with the Kardashians," "Total Divas," "Botched," "Hollywood Medium with Tyler Henry," "WAGS," and "Fashion Police," as well as the network's first original scripted series "The Royals." Additionally, E!'s "Live from the Red Carpet" signature events keep fans connected to their favorite stars on pop culture's biggest nights. E! is a network of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, 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.
Esquire Network champions the pursuit of a well-played life. The lifestyle and entertainment network features programming that speaks to classic and contemporary passions and interests, from fashion and style to food and drink, travel, family and relationships. Building on Esquire magazine’s 80 years of insight into what makes men tick, Esquire Network is available wherever viewers are watching: online at http://esquiretv.com, On Demand, via mobile with the Esquire TV Now app and other platforms. Esquire Network is a unit of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBCUniversal. To find Esquire Network, visit: http://esquiretv.com/channelfinder. For more corporate information, visit www.nbcuniversal.com.
Universo is the fastest growing Spanish-language entertainment cable network in the U.S. bringing immersive original programming and the world’s top sports franchises to more than 40 million households. As one of the most widely available cable channels for U.S. Hispanic audiences, Universo delivers a thrilling mix of original scripted series, celeb-reality shows, mainstream signature series, blockbuster movies and exclusive sports action – including Liga MX, CONCACAF, Premier League, Confederations Cup, FIFA World Cup™, WWE and must-see live events on TV, online and mobile devices. Universo is part of NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises, a division of NBCUniversal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.
Oxygen Media is a multiplatform crime destination brand for women. Having announced the full-time shift to crime programming in 2017, Oxygen has become the fastest growing cable entertainment network with popular unscripted original programming that includes the flagship “Snapped” franchise, “The Disappearance of Natalee Holloway,” “The Jury Speaks,” “Cold Justice,” “Three Days to Live,” and “It Takes A Killer.” Available in more than 77 million homes, Oxygen is a program service of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, 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. Watch Oxygen anywhere: On Demand, online or across mobile and connected TVs.
SYFY is a global, multiplatform media brand that gives science fiction fans of all kinds a universe to call home. Celebrating the genre in all its forms, SYFY super-serves passionate fans with original science fiction, fantasy, paranormal and superhero programming, live event coverage and imaginative digital and social content. The brand is powered by SYFY WIRE (www.syfy.com), the premier portal for breaking genre news, insight and commentary. SYFY is a network of NBCUniversal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.
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.
Universal Kids represents the world of NBCUniversal family brands. As a kid-focused ecosystem with great TV content at the center, Universal Kids is programmed for the 2-12 year old audience, with a fresh mix of animated content, unscripted entertainment, and proven international hits. Launched in September 2017 and available in over 59 million homes, Universal Kids encompasses Sprout as a daily programming block for preschoolers from 3am to 6pm, and is available for kids and families across all platforms, including on air, online, On Demand and via mobile with the Universal Kids and Sprout Playground apps.
USA Network, the leader in cable entertainment, offers a powerful stable of dramatic, comedic and unscripted originals in more than 102 million U.S. homes. The network also features spectacular live television, a dynamic portfolio of acquired series and the best in blockbuster theatrical films 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 http://www.usanetwork.com.
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 over 176 territories across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Latin America and Asia Pacific. The brands in the portfolio include Universal Channel, Syfy, 13th Street Universal, Studio Universal, E! Entertainment Television, The Style Network, DIVA Universal, Telemundo and Golf Channel. Universal Networks International also operates Movies 24 and has a controlling 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 or co-produces series for primetime and late night, as well as long-form, reality and digital media projects for a variety of broadcast networks and other distribution platforms. Its current scripted roster features critical favorite comedies “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” “Master of None,” "The Mindy Project," and “Superstore,” as well as dramas "Chicago Fire,” “Chicago P.D.,” “Chicago Med,” “Shades of Blue," and "Bates Motel," among others. Many of these series or creative talent have been honored with prestigious Emmy, Golden Globe, Peabody, SAG and AFI awards.
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, and renewed for a 18th season. New and upcoming series from Universal Television include dramas “Emerald City,” “Gypsy,” and the comedy “Good Place” from Mike Schur and starring Ted Danson and Kristen Bell.
Universal Television has a rich legacy comprised of 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 more series, including "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air," "Providence" and "Will & Grace." Universal Television was created in 1951, and its roster of memorable programs include “The A-Team," "Columbo," "The Rockford Files," "Miami Vice," “Murder, She Wrote,” “House” and numerous others.
Late-night programs include NBC’s successful "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," "Late Night with Seth Meyers," "Saturday Night Live" and "Last Call with Carson Daly."
Landmark programs in the long-form arena have included "Peter the Great" (winner of three Emmys), "An Early Frost" (winner of four Emmys and a Peabody Award), the acclaimed miniseries "Rich Man, Poor Man," and the first made-for-television movie, "See How They Run," which aired on NBC in 1964.
Universal Television Alternative Studio
Launched in 2016, Universal Television Alternative Studio is a leading supplier of hit unscripted content and alternative formats. The studio creates, develops and produces a diverse slate of original series for NBC as well as platforms domestically and around the globe. UTAS’s most recent breakout hit and #1 new series of 2017 is “World of Dance,” which features and is executive produced by Jennifer Lopez. Additionally, the studio is responsible for the Chris Hardwick-hosted high-stakes game show “The Wall,” which, in addition to Stateside success, has become the highest rated game show of 2017 in France on TF1. UTAS-produced comedy “Better Late Than Never” ranked as the #1 new summer series of 2016 and is set to return for a second season. “Hollywood Game Night,” with Emmy Award-winning host Jane Lynch, has been sold internationally in 17 countries and is currently in its fifth season. Upcoming NBC series from UTAS include Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman’s “Making It” and “The Awesome Show,” hosted by Chris Hardwick. Universal Television Alternative Studio is a division of NBCUniversal.
Universal Cable Productions
Universal Cable Productions (UCP) creates innovative and critically acclaimed original scripted content for all media platforms. Its robust slate of programming includes: the Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning drama “Mr. Robot,” “Colony,” “Damnation,” “Falling Water,” “Shooter,” “The Sinner,” “Suits” and “Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and The Notorious B.I.G” for USA Network; “12 Monkeys,” “Channel Zero,” “Happy!,” “Killjoys” and “The Magicians” for SYFY; “The Purge” for USA and SYFY; “Girlfriends’ Guide To Divorce” and “Imposters” for Bravo; “The Arrangement” and “The Royals” for E!; “The Umbrella Academy” for Netflix; “Impulse” for YouTube Red; and “Difficult People” for Hulu; and “HarmonQuest” for VRV. UCP’s content library also features critic and fan favorites such as the Emmy-award winning “Monk” as well as “Battlestar Galactica” and “Psych.” Universal Cable Productions is a part of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBCUniversal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies. Follow us @UCPisTV.
Wilshire Studios is the unscripted division of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment. Wilshire produces and develops unscripted programming for NBC’s Cable Networks, USA, SYFY, Bravo, E! and Oxygen, as well as many outside networks. Wilshire Studios currently has shows in development with many A-list talent and producers including documentary filmmakers Clay Tweel (“Gleason”), Joe Berlinger ("Paradise Lost"), Amy Ziering and Kirby Dick ("The Hunting Ground" and "The Invisible War”), and Errol Morris (Academy Award winning, "The Fog of War”). Wilshire has co-productions with Blumhouse, Zero Point Zero and My Entertainment Productions as well as Buzzfeed and Vox Media. Wilshire Studios produces E!’s signature "Live From The Red Carpet" series and “SYFY Presents Live from Comic-Con.” Wilshire has also produced 300 episodes of the dating game show “Baggage” for the Game Show Network. Other credits include "Look Book" for E!, “Mysteries and Scandals for Oxygen,” and docu-series "True Hollywood Story."
NBCUniversal Domestic Television Distribution
NBCUniversal Domestic Television Distribution is responsible for the production, sales and distribution of NBCUniversal products to broadcast television within the United States. The division develops and produces first-run programming and distributes these shows, along with off-network content, in broadcast syndication. Current first-run broadcast syndicated programming includes "STEVE," "Harry," "Access," "Access Live," "Maury," "The Jerry Springer Show" and "The Steve Wilkos Show." In addition, the division distributes the retro television broadcast network, Cozi TV and weekend syndicated series "On the Money" and "Open House." Current off-network programming includes "American Ninja Warrior," "Law & Order: Criminal Intent," "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," “Chicago P.D” and "Dateline."
NBCUniversal Cable & New Media Distribution
The NBCUniversal Cable & New Media Distribution division is responsible for the sales and distribution of NBCUniversal product to all forms of television within the U.S. and Canada. This includes 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, etc.) distributed in basic cable, pay cable and subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) markets. Current off-network cable distribution programming includes 30 Rock, House, Law & Order, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Monk, The Office and Saturday Night Live, as well as Universal Pictures film content. The division is also responsible for the sales of NBCUniversal content to non-theatrical markets including airlines worldwide.
NBCUniversal TV Canada, a sub-division of NBCUniversal Cable & New Media Distribution, sells current television and film product as well as content from NBCUniversal's vast library to all forms of Canadian broadcast television as well as various digital platforms. Current programming includes Smash, Guys with Kids, Whitney, Up All Night, Deception, The Tonight Show and 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 (www.focusfeatures.com) acquires and produces specialty films for the global market, and holds a library of iconic movies from fearless filmmakers. Upcoming domestic releases from Focus include Kubo and the Two Strings, the new family event movie from animation studio LAIKA, directed by Travis Knight with a voice cast that includes Charlize Theron, Art Parkinson, Ralph Fiennes, Rooney Mara, George Takei, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Brenda Vaccaro, and Matthew McConaughey; Colin Trevorrow’s The Book of Henry, starring Naomi Watts, Jaeden Lieberher, and Jacob Tremblay; Tom Ford’s drama Nocturnal Animals, starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Amy Adams; the real-life story of heroism The Zookeeper’s Wife, directed by Niki Caro and starring Jessica Chastain; the action spy thriller The Coldest City, directed by David Leitch and starring Charlize Theron and James McAvoy; J.A. Bayona’s visually spectacular drama A Monster Calls, starring Sigourney Weaver, Felicity Jones, Lewis MacDougall, and Liam Neeson; and Jeff Nichols’ Loving, based on the love story of Richard and Mildred Loving, portrayed by Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga, which world-premiered at the 2016 Cannes International Film Festival.
Focus Features is part 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. 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 a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.
Universal Pictures Home Entertainment
Universal Pictures Home Entertainment (UPHE) markets and distributes NBC Universal’s contemporary and classic theatrical and television product around the globe, spanning properties from the company’s Universal Pictures, Focus Features and Universal Media Studios, as well as original live-action and animated content from Universal 1440 Entertainment and select third-party productions, including entertainment from Paramount Home Entertainment, Open Road Films, STX Entertainment, Broad Green Pictures, and Mattel, among others. The Company is also leading the way in exploring innovative technologies and in developing and adapting dynamic new initiatives for the evolving home entertainment market, including the latest 4K Ultra High-Definition Blu-ray format and the industry’s revolutionary digital storage service for film and television content.
UPHE’s vast 4,000-title catalog is among the largest and most celebrated in the industry, comprising a wide variety of titles and genres. Among its most-prized properties are the film franchises: Despicable Me, The Fast and the Furious, Jurassic Park, The Bourne series, Pitch Perfect, 50 Shades of Grey, Ride Along, Neighbors, The Mummy, The Purge, American Pie, Meet the Parents, The Hulk, Bring It On, Curious George, The Land Before Time, and the legendary classic monster movies.
Some of UPHE’s latest high-profile offerings include My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2, Straight Outta Compton, Ride Along 2, The Danish Girl, London Has Fallen, Jurassic World, Minions, Trainwreck, Furious 7, Pitch Perfect 2, Ted 2, as well as all available seasons of such acclaimed television series as “Mr. Robot,” “Chicago Fire,” “Chicago P.D,” “Chicago Med,” “Shades of Blue,” “Bates Motel,” “The Magicians,” “Psych,” “Parks and Recreation,” “The Office,” and “30 Rock.”
Fandango is the nation’s leading moviegoer destination, selling tickets to more than 21,000 U.S. screens. With an audience of 41 million online and mobile unique visitors per month, Fandango makes it easy for moviegoers to purchase tickets in advance, anywhere and anytime. Fandango is available online at www.fandango.com, via smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices, and at 1-800-FANDANGO. Fandango's award-winning movie ticketing apps, with more than 36 million downloads, are available on the iPhone and iPad, Android, and many other platforms.
In addition, Fandango offers premium content and features to help consumers perfect their moviegoing experience, such as exclusive articles, original video programming including seasonal awards show “The Frontrunners” and weekly movie recommendation show “Weekend Ticket,” as well as movie trailers, celebrity interviews, reviews from critics and fellow moviegoers, collectible gift cards, and more. Film fans can also find Fandango on Facebook at www.facebook.com/fandango and on Twitter @Fandango
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.
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, a unit of Comcast NBCUniversal, offers guests around the globe today’s most relevant and popular entertainment experiences. With three-time Academy Award winner Steven Spielberg as creative consultant, its theme parks are known for immersive experiences that feature some of the world’s most thrilling and technologically advanced film- and television-based attractions.
Comcast NBCUniversal wholly owns Universal Studios Hollywood, which includes Universal CityWalk Hollywood. It also owns Universal Orlando Resort, a destination resort with two theme parks (Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure), four resort hotels, and Universal CityWalk Orlando. In addition, Comcast NBCUniversal owns a majority interest in Universal Studios Japan, in Osaka and has a license agreement with Universal Studios Singapore at Resorts World Sentosa, Singapore. The company has also announced plans for a theme park in Beijing.
Universal Studios Hollywood
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, bringing the magic of Hollywood to life. Universal Studios Hollywood includes a full-day, movie-based theme park and Studio Tour; the CityWalk entertainment, shopping and dining complex, the Universal CityWalk Cinemas and the “5 Towers” state-of-the-art outdoor concert venue. World-class rides and attractions include the popular “Despicable Me Minion Mayhem” family adventure ride, the intense, award-winning ride, “King Kong 360 3-D” on the famed behind-the-scenes Studio Tour, the critically-acclaimed mega-attraction, Transformers™: The Ride-3D,” “The Simpsons Ride™,” “Revenge of the Mummy SM —The Ride” and “Jurassic Park® —The Ride.”
Universal Orlando Resort
For 25 years, Universal Orlando Resort has been creating epic vacations for the entire family – incredible experiences that place guests in the heart of powerful stories and adventures. Guests can soar above Hogwarts with Harry Potter, swing above the streets with Spider-Man, grab a Krusty burger in Springfield, join the ranks of the Minions and so much more.
Universal Orlando’s two theme parks, Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure, are home to some of the world’s most exciting and innovative attractions. Its on-site resort hotels, Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, the Hard Rock Hotel, Loews Royal Pacific Resort, and Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort are destinations unto themselves. Its entertainment complex, Universal CityWalk, offers dining and entertainment for every member of the family. And just minutes away is Wet ‘n Wild, a family water park.
Universal Orlando Resort has unveiled 18 new guest experiences in the past five years – powerful attractions, incredible dining opportunities and a dramatically themed hotel. And more is on the way. Coming in 2016 is Universal Orlando’s fifth on-site hotel, Loews Sapphire Falls Resort; and Skull Island: Reign of Kong, a groundbreaking attraction in Islands of Adventure. And in 2017 will come Universal’s Volcano Bay, an entirely new water theme park experience.
Universal Studios Japan
Universal Studios Japan has created a variety of exciting theme rides and shows inspired by world famous movies, animations and comic series spread out among nine distinctly designed areas offering unique experiences. In addition to the main attractions there are numerous restaurants, shops and street performances. For children and grownups alike, the entire park is filled with wonder and allows guests to experience the thrill and excitement of the fantastically imaginative worlds of famous blockbuster movies.