National Broadcasting Company http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/25523/all en U.S. TV anchorman Gregory won't face charges over gun clip http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/us-tv-anchorman-gregory-wont-face-charges-over-gun-clip <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON, Jan 11 (Reuters) - The District of Columbia has declined to prosecute NBC News anchor David Gregory for displaying an illegal high-capacity gun clip on a broadcast, a prosecutor said on Friday.</p> <p>District of Columbia Attorney General Irvin Nathan said his office would not seek to charge Gregory for showing the 30-round magazine on the Dec. 23 broadcast of "Meet the Press" in part because it was an element of the renewed debate about firearms.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/us-tv-anchorman-gregory-wont-face-charges-over-gun-clip" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Entertainment Labor Law National Broadcasting Company NBC News Television in the United States Thomson Reuters Fri, 11 Jan 2013 23:00:03 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733447 at http://www.globalpost.com In ratings challenge, NBC and Fox revive old favorites http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130513/ratings-challenge-nbc-and-fox-revive-old-favorites <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Liana B. Baker and Lisa Richwine</p> <p>(Reuters) - Broadcast networks Fox and NBC are turning to proven favorites to lure new viewers next season, with Fox rebooting the defunct Kiefer Sutherland action series "24" and NBC bringing back Michael J. Fox in a comedy loosely based on his life.</p> <p>The two networks pitched their TV schedules to advertisers on Monday at the start of the "upfront" selling season, an annual rite when broadcasters try to persuade advertisers to shell out billions of dollars in advance for their new shows.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130513/ratings-challenge-nbc-and-fox-revive-old-favorites" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Human Interest National Broadcasting Company NBC Technology Television in the United States Thomson Reuters Tue, 14 May 2013 02:15:54 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5837258 at http://www.globalpost.com US fall TV pickups packed with more laughs and miniseries http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/entertainment/130519/us-fall-tv-pickups-packed-more-laughs-and-miniseries <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The five leading US networks are taking a new tack for the upcoming 2013/2014 season. After a fairly lackluster year, CBS, Fox, ABC, NBC and CW have decided to keep only 10 of their new series going and, for the rest, to bank on comedies and short-run drama series.</p> <p>Of the 52 series picked up to enhance the fall lineups, 22 are angling for TV viewers' funny bones. With the exception of CW, which won't be programming any comedies, the American networks are putting a lot of their money on laughs for the next TV season.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/entertainment/130519/us-fall-tv-pickups-packed-more-laughs-and-miniseries" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Entertainment Human Interest National Broadcasting Company RCA Television Sun, 19 May 2013 21:45:26 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5841573 at http://www.globalpost.com US fall TV pickups packed with more laughs and miniseries http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/tourism/130519/us-fall-tv-pickups-packed-more-laughs-and-miniseries <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The five leading US networks are taking a new tack for the upcoming 2013/2014 season. After a fairly lackluster year, CBS, Fox, ABC, NBC and CW have decided to keep only 10 of their new series going and, for the rest, to bank on comedies and short-run drama series.</p> <p>Of the 52 series picked up to enhance the fall lineups, 22 are angling for TV viewers' funny bones. With the exception of CW, which won't be programming any comedies, the American networks are putting a lot of their money on laughs for the next TV season.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/tourism/130519/us-fall-tv-pickups-packed-more-laughs-and-miniseries" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Human Interest National Broadcasting Company RCA Television Tourism Sun, 19 May 2013 21:45:38 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5841575 at http://www.globalpost.com US fall TV pickups packed with more laughs and miniseries http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/well-being/130519/us-fall-tv-pickups-packed-more-laughs-and-miniseries <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The five leading US networks are taking a new tack for the upcoming 2013/2014 season. After a fairly lackluster year, CBS, Fox, ABC, NBC and CW have decided to keep only 10 of their new series going and, for the rest, to bank on comedies and short-run drama series.</p> <p>Of the 52 series picked up to enhance the fall lineups, 22 are angling for TV viewers' funny bones. With the exception of CW, which won't be programming any comedies, the American networks are putting a lot of their money on laughs for the next TV season.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/well-being/130519/us-fall-tv-pickups-packed-more-laughs-and-miniseries" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Human Interest National Broadcasting Company RCA Television Well being Sun, 19 May 2013 22:00:41 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5841579 at http://www.globalpost.com US fall TV pickups packed with more laughs and miniseries http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/health-and-home/130519/us-fall-tv-pickups-packed-more-laughs-and-miniseries <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The five leading US networks are taking a new tack for the upcoming 2013/2014 season. After a fairly lackluster year, CBS, Fox, ABC, NBC and CW have decided to keep only 10 of their new series going and, for the rest, to bank on comedies and short-run drama series.</p> <p>Of the 52 series picked up to enhance the fall lineups, 22 are angling for TV viewers' funny bones. With the exception of CW, which won't be programming any comedies, the American networks are putting a lot of their money on laughs for the next TV season.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/health-and-home/130519/us-fall-tv-pickups-packed-more-laughs-and-miniseries" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Human Interest National Broadcasting Company RCA Television Health and Home Sun, 19 May 2013 22:01:02 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5841581 at http://www.globalpost.com NBC News looks to Britain for its new president http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130520/nbc-news-looks-britain-its-new-president <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Liana B. Baker</p> <p>(Reuters) - Deborah Turness, a former top TV news editor in Britain, will take over as NBC News president in August, at a time when it is looking to turn around the fortunes of its news division.</p> <p>Turness will replace Steve Capus, who left the network in February. She will report to Patricia Fili-Krushel, chairman of NBCUniversal News Group, who oversees the news unit's business operations. NBC is owned by Comcast Corp.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130520/nbc-news-looks-britain-its-new-president" target="_blank">read more</a></p> National Broadcasting Company NBC News NBC Universal Television in the United States Thomson Reuters Mon, 20 May 2013 17:16:52 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5842178 at http://www.globalpost.com Can 'The Bible' be a ratings olive branch for NBC? http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130703/can-the-bible-be-ratings-olive-branch-nbc <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Eric Kelsey</p> <p>LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - NBC is praying that its pick up of popular cable miniseries "The Bible" will improve its ratings, a move that analysts have pegged as a low-risk gamble for the struggling U.S. television network.</p> <p>"The Bible," whose 10-episode run on the History Channel network this spring averaged about 11 million viewers per installment, lit up TV ratings by pulling in 13.1 million viewers for its March 3 debut, topping all broadcast shows.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130703/can-the-bible-be-ratings-olive-branch-nbc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> National Broadcasting Company Television Television in the United States Thomson Reuters Wed, 03 Jul 2013 05:33:09 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5874144 at http://www.globalpost.com 'Today,' 'NBC Nightly News' hit by modest layoffs http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130724/today-nbc-nightly-news-hit-modest-layoffs <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Sara Morrison</p> <p>LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - NBC News was hit by a round of layoffs recently, with "Today" and "NBC Nightly News With Brian Williams" losing a small number of staff, a network spokesperson told TheWrap.</p> <p>The spokesperson said that "less than 2 percent" of each show's staff was affected but declined to say the exact number or their positions within the company. "Today"'s layoffs came on Tuesday while "Nightly News" restructured "a few weeks ago," the spokesperson said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130724/today-nbc-nightly-news-hit-modest-layoffs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Labor Law National Broadcasting Company NBC News Television in the United States Thomson Reuters Thu, 25 Jul 2013 01:05:49 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5893025 at http://www.globalpost.com NBC's Hillary Clinton Project Looks Doomed, Rivals Say http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130821/nbcs-hillary-clinton-project-looks-doomed-rivals-say <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Tim Molloy</p> <p>NEW YORK (TheWrap.com) - NBC's Hillary Clinton miniseries looks likely to fizzle out, executives at two rival networks told TheWrap.</p> <p>"It's going to die a slow death," one of the executives said, following NBC entertainment Bob Greenblatt statement Friday that the project was only in development and might never be made. The executives spoke on condition of anonymity.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130821/nbcs-hillary-clinton-project-looks-doomed-rivals-say" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Environment Health National Broadcasting Company NBC NBC Universal Politics Technology Thomson Reuters Wed, 21 Aug 2013 20:48:24 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5914794 at http://www.globalpost.com NBC chief Greenblatt extends contract through 2017 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130920/nbc-chief-greenblatt-extends-contract-through-2017 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Reuters) - NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt has extended his contract with the Comcast-owned broadcast network through 2017, a person with knowledge of the decision said on Friday.</p> <p>The former Showtime cable channel executive was hired in 2011 by Comcast to run NBC, which has struggled for years to move out of last place among the four major broadcast networks.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130920/nbc-chief-greenblatt-extends-contract-through-2017" target="_blank">read more</a></p> National Broadcasting Company NBC Universal Thomson Reuters Sat, 21 Sep 2013 01:03:27 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5940387 at http://www.globalpost.com NBC climbs ratings mountain with live 'Sound of Music' special http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131206/nbc-climbs-ratings-mountain-live-sound-music-special <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - U.S. network NBC's live telecast of the musical "The Sound of Music" played to the tune of 18.5 million viewers, the Comcast Corp-owned broadcaster said on Friday, helping NBC inject some momentum into its entertainment division.</p> <p>The three-hour production on Thursday starring country singer Carrie Underwood as Maria, the would-be nun who falls in love with an anti-Nazi Austrian captain, was NBC's best non-sports draw in the 18 to 49 age group most coveted by advertisers since the finale of hospital drama "ER" in 2009.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131206/nbc-climbs-ratings-mountain-live-sound-music-special" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Carrie Underwood Human Interest National Broadcasting Company Television in the United States Thomson Reuters Fri, 06 Dec 2013 21:48:02 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6012174 at http://www.globalpost.com U.S. network NBC to return to live musicals with 'Peter Pan' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140119/us-network-nbc-return-live-musicals-peter-pan <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Lisa Richwine</p> <p>LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - U.S. TV network NBC will air another live performance of a Broadway musical, "Peter Pan," on December 4, hoping to repeat the ratings success of last year's broadcast of "The Sound of Music Live."</p> <p>The musicals are part of the Comcast-owned network's strategy to draw audiences to live events, a defense against later viewing on digital video recorders which is less valuable to advertisers.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140119/us-network-nbc-return-live-musicals-peter-pan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> National Broadcasting Company NBC NBC Sports Television in the United States Thomson Reuters Mon, 20 Jan 2014 02:30:45 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6047449 at http://www.globalpost.com Former NBC News President Steve Capus to teach, blog on management http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/140123/former-nbc-news-president-steve-capus-teach-blog-management <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>NEW YORK, N.Y. - Former NBC News President Steve Capus will teach management and journalism at a business school's New York headquarters.</p> <p>Capus, who led NBC's news division from 2005 to 2013, was appointed executive in residence at the IESE Business School of the University of Navarra. The business school has campuses in Madrid, Barcelona, New York, Munich and Sao Paulo.</p> <p>IESE has sought to expand its business program in the media and entertainment.</p> <p>Capus, who has started a blog for the business school, is also expected to teach journalism classes elsewhere.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2014 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> National Broadcasting Company Steve Capus University of Navarre The Canadian Press Thu, 23 Jan 2014 22:04:32 +0000 The Canadian Press 6051460 at http://www.globalpost.com NBC tries to boost its TV Everywhere by giving easy pass http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/140203/nbc-tries-boost-its-tv-everywhere-giving-easy-pass <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>NEW YORK, N.Y. - NBC is using the Olympics to push interest in technology allowing cable or satellite TV subscribers to see live Winter Olympics competition on mobile phones or tablets.</p> <p>The network said Monday it will give subscribers a 30-minute "free pass" to Olympics video before they are asked to verify that they are paying customers. On subsequent days, customer will get five minutes free before they have to check in.</p> <p>NBC's hope is that the big event will increase interest in its "TV Everywhere" initiative, which has been slow to get started.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2014 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/140203/nbc-tries-boost-its-tv-everywhere-giving-easy-pass" target="_blank">read more</a></p> National Broadcasting Company NBC Universal Technology The Canadian Press Mon, 03 Feb 2014 19:33:13 +0000 The Canadian Press 6060428 at http://www.globalpost.com