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  1. Hulu Sale Called Off

    July 12, 2013 6:18 PM EDT The on-again, off-again sale of Hulu is off - again. Hulu's owners, 21st Century Fox, Disney and NBCUniversal, said Friday that they will remain owners of the online video service, while providing a cash infusion of about $750 million to en ...

  2. Mun2 Taps Regional Larry Hernandez, Chiquis Rivera For New Slate Of Realty Programming

    April 17, 2012 7:05 PM EDT Executives from bilingual cable network mun2 unveiled a new slate of reality programming that includes shows about regional Mexican crooner Larry Hernandez, singer Jenni Rivera's daughter, Chiquis Rivera, and a weekly magazine series featurin ...

  3. Hulu Takes Itself Off the Auction Block

    October 13, 2011 10:33 PM EDT Hulu's months-long effort to find a buyer has been unsuccessful. Owners of the popular company that lets users watch TV shows and movies on-demand via the Internet said late Thursday they have "terminated the sale process." News Cor ...

  4. Yahoo Withdraws Hulu Bid (Report)

    October 11, 2011 7:15 AM EDT NEW YORK - Yahoo, which made an initial approach that kicked off a sales process for online joint venture Hulu, has withdrawn from the bidding process, the Wall Street Journal reported Monday. The auction continues with satellite TV firm Dish Netw ...

  5. Billboard's Women In Music 2011: Diana Mogollon

    October 01, 2011 12:00 AM EDT No. 28 Diana Mogollón GM, mun2 Website: holamun2.com Twitter: @mun2 Cable network mun2 is a pioneer in bilingual, youth-oriented broadcasting. Since taking over as its GM in July 2010, Diana Mogollón has raised its profile and extended its reach. ...

  6. Billboard's Women In Music 2011: Melissa Lonner

    October 01, 2011 12:00 AM EDT No. 10 Melissa Lonner NBC News senior entertainment producer, NBCUniversal Website: today.msnbc.msn.com Twitter: @Studio1AMelissa After six-plus years as the music maven at NBC's "Today," Melissa Lonner still gets a rush when she ta ...

  7. Emilio Romano Named President of Telemundo

    September 21, 2011 12:56 PM EDT NBCUniversal has appointed Emilio Romano, a veteran of media and major non-media companies, as president of Telemundo. Romano, who from 2004 to 2007 was CEO of Grupo Mexicana de Aviación, will head the network's 14 owned stations, including i ...

  8. Apple Considering Offer to Buy Hulu (Report)

    July 22, 2011 8:41 AM EDT Apple is considering making an offer for the online video service Hulu, Bloomberg reported Thursday, citing sources. The company is said to be in early talks to buy the site, which is owned by Walt Disney, News Corp., Comcast's NBCUniversal a ...

  9. Hulu Considering Putting Itself Up For Sale

    June 22, 2011 7:15 AM EDT LOS ANGELES - Online video service Hulu is exploring putting itself up for sale after receiving an unsolicited takeover offer, people familiar with the matter said Tuesday. The offer was large enough to make Hulu's board review the deal and c ...

  10. Comcast - NBC Universal Merge, Create $30 Billion Media Behemoth

    January 30, 2011 9:52 AM EST Comcast Corp has completed its takeover of NBC Universal, creating a $30 billion media behemoth that controls not just how television shows and movies are made but how they are delivered to people's homes. In a statement on Saturday, Comcast ...

  11. Entertainment And Media Deals Lead 2010 Mergers and Acquisitions

    January 28, 2011 6:54 AM EST U.S. entertainment and media industry merger and acquisition activity rose slightly in 2010 when looking at the number of deals and outpaced the overall U.S. deal market, according to PricewaterhouseCoopers. However, the total value of completed i ...

  12. Comcast Wins Government Approval To Take Over NBC

    January 18, 2011 12:00 AM EST The federal government on Tuesday gave Comcast Corp., the country's largest cable company, the green light to take over NBC Universal, home of the NBC television network. Comcast is buying a 51 percent stake in NBC Universal from General Elec ...

  13. Will The Comcast-NBC Universal Deal Get FCC Approval Today?

    January 18, 2011 12:00 AM EST The Federal Communications Commission may approve Comcast Corp.'s proposed purchase of NBC Universal Tuesday, according to reports. Citing what it called "people close to the review," the Wall Street Journal said four of the FCC ...

  14. FCC Chairman Seeks Conditions on Comcast-NBC Universal Deal

    December 23, 2010 12:00 AM EST The head of the Federal Communications Commission is laying out regulatory conditions to ensure that cable giant Comcast Corp. cannot stifle video competition once it takes control of NBC Universal. The conditions are intended to guarantee that bo ...

  15. Comcast/NBC Universal Deal Delayed, Still Awaiting FCC & DOJ Approval

    December 22, 2010 12:00 AM EST Comcast Corp's NBC Universal purchase will be delayed until at least next month, with federal regulators taking longer than the companies had hoped to sort through the deal. NBC Universal Chief Executive Jeff Zucker, who will leave the compan ...

  16. Ryan Seacrest In Talks To Launch Cable Network

    October 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Are you ready for the Ryan Seacrest channel? The reality producer, radio personality and "American Idol" host is in early talks with talent agency CAA and entertainment company AEG about jointly launching a new cable network. The busines ...

  17. Wall Street Lukewarm To Hulu IPO Plans

    August 17, 2010 12:00 AM EDT News that Hulu is talking to investment banks about an IPO that could value it at more than $2 billion is a mouth-watering prospect for bankers. After all, the last huge, true Hollywood IPO was that of DreamWorks Animation in 2004. But the news of ...

  18. Ex-Orchard CEO Greg Scholl Joins NBC Universal

    October 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT NBC Local Media has create a new top management structure. Greg Scholl has joined the NBC Universal local media division in the newly created position of president, local media platforms. Scholl’s first day will be Nov. 2, reporting to John Wallac ...

  19. Bon Jovi Teams Up With NBC

    October 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Bon Jovi has a new album and a new gig -- artist in residence with U.S. television network NBC, its affiliated cable TV networks, and all its news, information and digital brands. In a deal unveiled by NBC Universal, the veteran rock band will per ...

  20. Disney Joins Hulu Video Site

    May 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Walt Disney Co will buy a 30% stake in Hulu.com, bringing popular TV shows such as "Lost" and "Grey's Anatomy" to the video Web site founded by NBC Universal and News Corp. Disney's entrance, which comes after months ...

  21. Mun2 Picks Up L.A. Cable Carriage

    February 20, 2009 12:00 AM EST Mun2, the bilingual entertainment channel geared toward Latino youth, has reached a major distribution goal: it will now be seen in its home market of Los Angeles on Time Warner Cable. The cable operator has picked up carriage of the NBC-Universal ...

  22. Analyst: Hulu To Match YouTube Revs Next Year

    November 18, 2008 12:00 AM EST As Universal Music Group continues to ponder launching a Hulu-like site for music videos, Screen Digest analyst Arash Amel released a prediction that could add momentum to the idea. According to a Financial Times article , Amel says the Hulu servi ...

  23. Yahoo, Telemundo to Shutter Yahoo Telemundo

    November 17, 2008 12:00 AM EST Yahoo and Telemundo have agreed to shut down the two-year old co-branded site Yahoo Telemundo by the end of 2008, as each company will essentially launch their own Spanish-language portal next year. On Jan. 1, Telemundo will roll out the stand alo ...

  24. Vivendi Sees Music Biz Hitting Digital Stride

    September 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Vivendi expects the music business could finally hit its digital growth stride, and Universal Music Group will shine, Jean-Bernard Levy, chairman of the management board and CEO, said Wednesday. "I think we are close to the turning point,&quo ...

  25. NBC Reveals Upcoming Shows

    May 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT There wasn't a lot of suspense - but there were a lot of American Gladiators. Upfronts - the week when television networks unveil their upcoming programming slates to advertisers in hopes they will make ad buys - kicked off on Monday with NBC ...

  26. Mun2 Reveals Programming Slate

    May 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A quiz show, a quarterly comedy special and short-form programming are in the 2008-2009 programming lineup announced by mun2. At its upfront presentation in New York, the NBC Universal-owned bilingual youth channel introduced "You Said What?& ...

  27. mun2 Extends Reach Via Comcast

    March 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST Bilingual entertainment cable channel mun2 will grow its reach from 17 million to 24 million subscribers next month through a long-term carriage agreement with Comcast. Comcast will begin carrying mun2 on its most widely-available tier of digital ...

  28. NBC Universal Pulls Content From iTunes

    December 03, 2007 12:00 AM EST NBC Universal made good on its declared intent to pull all of its content from Apple's iTunes, following through during the weekend as its contract with the platform expired. This comes as two separate research reports were published Monday a ...

  29. Zel To Exit Telemundo

    October 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Telemundo senior executive VP for strategy Antoinette Zel is leaving the company, the network confirmed. Her contract ends Nov. 15. A Telemundo spokeswoman said the decision not to renew Zel's contract was mutual, and that she is "pursui ...

  30. Vivendi Calls Apple iTunes Contract Terms 'Indecent'

    September 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Vivendi condemned as "indecent" the contract terms between its Universal Music Group (UMG) unit and Apple Inc, the computer maker whose iTunes online store dominates the digital music market. Vivendi is one of many large media companies ...

  31. NBC Universal Drops iTunes TV Deal

    August 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT NBC Universal is following the footsteps of Universal Music Group and cancelling its contract with iTunes. The company informed Apple Thursday that it did not intend to renew the current agreement, which is set to expire in December. According to ...

  32. mun2 Rolls Out New Programming

    May 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Bilingual entertainment cable channel mun2 is rolling out three new shows for its Latino youth audience, and its parent network Telemundo announced new concert specials, as part of their upfront presentations in New York this week. In addition to ...

  33. IMF Inks Deal With New NBC Video Venture

    September 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT B2B service to carry IMF programming. The International Music Feed has signed a content deal with the newly launched nbbc, NBC Universal's digital B2B marketplace. Under the deal, nbbc will now carry IMF videos and programming, including spec ...

  34. Vivendi Drops 'Universal'

    April 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT French media, telecom giant voted to change name. The French media and telecom giant Vivendi Universal has voted to drop the word Universal from its name. The company will be now known as Vivendi. It had to jettison the Universal moniker as part o ...

  35. Vivendi Universal Buys Out Matsushita

    February 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Group parent Vivendi Universal today (Feb. 2) said that it will acquire from Matsushita the 7.66% share it owns of Universal Studios Holding I Corp. The deal is valued at $1.154 billio Universal Music Group parent Vivendi Universal ...

  36. Vivendi Universal Buys Out Matsushita

    February 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Group parent Vivendi Universal today (Feb. 2) said that it will acquire from Matsushita the 7.66% share it owns of Universal Studios Holding I Corp. The deal is valued at $1.154 billio Universal Music Group parent Vivendi Universal ...

  37. Mun2 Ratings Up in 2005 Despite Overhaul

    February 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST Primetime ratings up 33% among viewers 12-24. Bilingual network mun2, which last year underwent a dramatic programming and managerial makeover, is already registering a growth in ratings, according to fourth quarter results provided by Nielsen Med ...

  38. Paramount, DreamWorks Deal Impacts

    December 12, 2005 12:00 AM EST Yesterday's (Dec. 11) announcement that Paramount Pictures Corp. was acquiring DreamWorks SKG in a $1.6 billion deal will have major implications in the home video industry. Yesterday’s (Dec. 11) announcement that Paramount Pictures Corp. was ...

  39. Paxson CEO Out As Part Of NBC Uni Settlement

    November 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST NBC Universal and broadcaster Paxson Communications unveiled a broad new agreement Nov. 7 that settles their long-standing legal and financial disputes. NEW YORK (The Hollywood Reporter) -- NBC Universal and broadcaster Paxson Communications unvei ...

  40. DreamWorks, NBC Uni Talks End

    October 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT DreamWorks SKG ended exclusive discussions with NBC Universal, which had made an offer to acquire DreamWorks for about $1 billion, Geffen confirmed Sept. 27. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- DreamWorks SKG ended exclusive discussions with NBC Universal ...

  41. Bilingual Network Mun2 Revamps Programming

    September 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Different shows set to begin Oct.5. Bilingual cable network mun2 is getting a complete overhaul October 5 with the launch of completely new and different programming. Mun2's new shows will include a wide variety of music shows covering variou ...

  42. Meyer Signs On To Stay Atop Universal Studios

    July 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Universal Studios president/COO Ron Meyer has signed a new five-year contract and will continue to supervise the studio's motion picture, parks and resorts and studio operations. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Universal Studios president/COO Ron ...

  43. Diller Sells Stake In VUE

    June 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Barry Diller's Internet juggernaut IAC/InterActiveCorp took its foot out of the Hollywood door June 8, unveiling a $3.4 billion cash and stock deal to sell a minority stake in a part of NBC Universal NEW YORK (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Barry ...

  44. NBC Universal Television Promotes Music Exec

    January 20, 2005 12:00 AM EST Hanrahan upped to senior VP of music services. NBC Universal Television has promoted Martha Hanrahan from VP to senior VP of music services. She will continue to be based out of the company's headquarters in Burbank, Calif., and report to NBC ...

  45. NBC Universal Television Promotes Music Exec

    January 20, 2005 12:00 AM EST Hanrahan upped to senior VP of music services. NBC Universal Television has promoted Martha Hanrahan from VP to senior VP of music services. She will continue to be based out of the company's headquarters in Burbank, Calif., and report to NBC ...

  46. NBC Uni In Marketing Deal With Volkswagen

    January 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST General Electric Co.'s NBC Universal media group on Jan. 13 said it has signed a multi-year global marketing deal with Volkswagen, Europe's largest automaker. NEW YORK (Reuters) -- General Electric Co.'s NBC Universal media group on ...

  47. Canal Plus Pacts With NBC Universal For Movies

    January 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST France's Canal Plus group said Jan. 10 that it has signed a deal with NBC Universal for exclusive first-run rights for all films produced by the studio. PARIS (The Hollywood Reporter) -- France's Canal Plus group said Jan. 10 that it has ...

  48. Six Studios Drop Most-Favored-Nation Clauses in EU

    November 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST The European Commission closed antitrust cases Oct. 26 against six major Hollywood studios after they agreed to drop clauses in contracts with pay television operators that the EU claimed artificially (The Hollywood Reporter, AP) -- The European C ...

  49. Universal Drops 'Video' From Name

    October 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Universal Studios Home Video is changing its name to Universal Studios Home Entertainment. Universal Studios Home Video is changing its name to Universal Studios Home Entertainment. According to a company statement, "the new name reflects the ...

  50. Former Vivendi Chief in Police Custody

    June 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Messier held for alleged financial crimes. PARIS (AP) Jean-Marie Messier, the former chief executive of Vivendi Universal, was taken into police custody Monday (June 21) in an investigation into financial wrongdoing during his time at the media an ...

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