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Apple orders Spielberg anthology drama

Apple has kicked off its push into high-end scripted programming with the commission of Amazing Stories from director Steven Spielberg. The anthology drama is the first ordered under Apple worldwide video chiefs Jamie Erlicht and Zack Van Amburg. The deal is nearly complete, with Spielberg’s Amblin Television set to coproduce alongside Universal Television and Bryan […]

Will & Grace gets first SVOD outing with Hulu

All 194 episodes of NBC comedy Will & Grace will be available for streaming in the US on VOD player Hulu. The series will also be made available on the NBC app and satellite, cable and telco pay TV providers from today. The news comes a week ahead of Will & Grace’s return on the […]

NBC hires ex-Endemol Shine unscripted exec

US broadcaster NBC has hired former Endemol Shine North America unscripted production chief Linda Giambrone. She has been named executive VP of production for NBC Entertainment and Universal Television Alternative Studio (UTAS), which launched earlier this year. She was most recently EVP and head of unscripted production at Endemol Shine North America (ESNA), but left […]

NBC hires ex-Legendary digital chief

NBC Entertainment has drafted in former Legendary Digital Networks (LDN) exec Steven Hein. His new post as senior VP of digital content at the Peacock Network will see him lead development and production of native digital content for shows such as Will & Grace, World of Dance and This is Us. He’ll report to Rob […]

NBC sets new Thursday night block

US broadcaster NBC is looking to take a “stabilising” 2016/17 season to another level with a new look Thursday night block for the upcoming season. Announcing its new schedule at a New York upfront on Friday, NBC Entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt pointed to a Thursday line-up of the returning comedy Will & Grace, Tina Fey […]

NBC ‘social media crucial to future of network TV’

Extending flagship show brands to have a strong presence on social media is central to ensuring the future of broadcast TV, according to NBC Entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt. Speaking at the NAB Show in Las Vegas, Greenblatt said that social media is key to bringing audiences back to network television in the US, adding that […]

NBC confirms Will & Grace comeback

US broadcaster NBC has confirmed it is bringing back LGBTQ comedy Will & Grace as a limited ten-part series. Stars Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Sean Hayes and Megan Mullaly will reprise their roles in the series, which is slated for the 2017-18 season, along with creators, original showrunners and executive producers Max Mutchnick and David […]

NBC confirms Will & Grace comeback

US broadcaster NBC has confirmed it is bringing back LGBTQ comedy Will & Grace as a limited ten-part series. Stars Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Sean Hayes and Megan Mullaly will reprise their roles in the series, which is slated for the 2017-18 season, along with creators, original showrunners and executive producers Max Mutchnick and David […]

Electus exec starts sales unit for Silverman prodco

Electus International distribution veteran Cyrus Farrokh is joining former his bosses Ben Silverman and Howard T. Owens at indie studio Propagate Content. Farrokh has been named president of Propagate’s international distribution arm, marking the US-based company’s move into TV sales. He was previously senior VP and head of sales at Electus International, the LA-based distribution […]

NBC plots major OTT expansion

US broadcaster NBC is nearing the end of its “toe in the water” experiments in OTT services, and is planning a major expansion in the area. NBC Entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt (pictured) said he expects to formally announce plans “in the next couple of months”, with an NBCUniversal-branded US SVOD service that would rival CBS […]

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