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, world-renowned theme parks, and a suite of leading Internet-based businesses. 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.
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.
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Telemundo Network & Stations
Telemundo Media, a division of NBCUniversal, is a world-class media company, leading 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’s multiple platforms include the Telemundo Network, a Spanish-language television network featuring original productions, theatrical motion pictures, news and first-class sports events, reaching U.S. Hispanic viewers in 210 markets through its 15 owned stations, broadcast and MVPD affiliates; mun2, the preeminent voice for young Hispanics in the U.S. reaching TV households nationwide on digital and analog cable, and satellite; Telemundo Digital Media, which distributes Telemundo’s original content across digital and emerging platforms including mobile devices, www.telemundo.com and www.mun2.tv; an owned and operated full power station in Puerto Rico that reaches 99% of all TV households in that DMA; and Telemundo Internacional, the international distribution arm which has positioned Telemundo as the second largest provider of Spanish-language content worldwide by syndicating content to more than 100 countries in over 35 languages.
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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. The network has earned more Emmy Awards than any network in television history.
NBC’s roster of popular scripted series includes critically acclaimed comedies like Emmy winners The Office, starring Steve Carell, and 30 Rock, starring Alec Baldwin and Tina Fey. Veteran, award-winning dramas on NBC include Law & Order: SVU, Chuck, and Friday Night Lights. Unscripted series for NBC include the hits The Voice, The Biggest Loser, Celebrity Apprentice, and America’s Got Talent. NBC’s late-night story is highlighted by 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 finishes among daytime’s top programs in the valuable women 18-34 category. Saturday mornings the network broadcasts Qubo on NBC, a three-hour block that features fun, entertaining, and educational programming for kids, including the award-winning, 3-D animated series Veggie Tales. For more information visit nbc.com.
NBC News has been a leading source of global news and information for more than 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. Dateline NBC and Rock Center with Brian Williams are the network’s primetime newsmagazines. 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. Online, MSNBC.com is the No. 1 video news site on the Internet. NBC News has also built an engaged following on Facebook, Twitter, and other social networks.
In addition to its leading news programs, the network’s portfolio includes cutting-edge platforms such as NBC News Mobile and NBC News Radio, and innovative ventures such as Peacock Productions, an award-winning in-house production company; NBC Learn, the network’s educational arm; NBC News Archives, a sales website leveraging over 70 years’ worth of NBC News content; and TheGrio.com, a video-centric news community devoted to the African-American audience. NBCNewschannel is the network’s liaison to over 200 affiliate stations across the country.
NBC Sports & Olympics
NBC Sports & Olympics, known for amassing large audiences while presenting the most prestigious properties in sports, represents superior production, broad promotion, and mutually beneficial partnerships, all designed to elevate the sport.
As evidence of its ability to amass large audiences, NBC Sports recently broadcast the Vancouver Olympic Games, the second-most-watched Winter Olympics in U.S. television history with 190 million viewers, and Super Bowl XLIII, which achieved the largest single audience in U.S. television history with a record 152 million viewers. NBC Sports is now home to seven of the top nine most-watched events in U.S. television history.
As America’s Olympic Network, NBC has broadcast more Olympics than any other network and owns the rights to the Olympic Games through 2020. NBC Sports has broadcast 16 Super Bowls, tied with CBS for the most Super Bowls broadcast by a single network.
NBC Sports partners with many of the most powerful brands in sports and is home to NBC Sunday Night Football, the premier primetime NFL game of the week. Other prestigious NBC Sports properties include Notre Dame football, the U.S. Open Championship, The Ryder Cup, Presidents Cup, Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes, French Open, and the Stanley Cup Final.
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 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 chillertv.com.
Cloo is the new destination for crime and mystery fans. 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 http://www.cloo.com/.
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 (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.
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! Entertainment Television
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.
Esquire Network is an entertainment and lifestyle network that champions the pursuit of a well-played life. Building on Esquire’s 80 years of unparalleled insight into what makes men tick, the network features programming that speaks to both classic and contemporary passions and interests, from fashion and style to food and drink, travel and adventure, women and relationships and politics and talk. The network will debut September 23, 2013 in 75 million homes nationwide, as well as online, mobile, On Demand, Esquire TV Now (TVE) and other platforms. Esquire Network is a strategic partnership between NBCUniversal and Hearst Magazines, and is a unit of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBCUniversal.
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 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.
Built on the worldwide resources of NBC News, MSNBC, the Place for Politics, 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. MSNBC’s home on the Internet is msnbc.com, which boasts the state-of-the-art technology of Microsoft and the first-rate reporting of NBC News. Employing the newsgathering resources of NBC News and its more than 200 affiliate stations, MSNBC offers viewers the highest-quality news coverage.
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.
Oxygen Media is a multiplatform lifestyle 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, with a vast array of unconventional and original content including The Glee Project, Bad Girls Club, Hair Battle Spectacular, and Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood. A social media trendsetter, Oxygen is a leading force in engaging modern young women, wherever they are, with popular features online including OxygenLive.com, the real-time social viewing party that is also available as an app for the iPhone and iPad. Oxygen is available in 77 million homes and online at and on mobile devices at www.oxygen.com. Follow us on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/OxygenPR.
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 No.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.
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 businesses (Syfy Ventures), Syfy is a passport to limitless possibilities. Originally launched in 1992 as SCI FI Channel, and currently in more than 99 million homes, Syfy is a network of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies. (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.
USA Network is the No. 1 network in all of basic cable and is seen in more than 98 million U.S. homes. USA is the cable television leader in original series and home to the best in blockbuster theatrical films, acquired television series, and entertainment events. Its success has been driven by signature series such as Burn Notice, Monk, In Plain Sight, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Psych, Royal Pains, White Collar, and the most recent addition, Covert Affairs. The award-winning USA website is located at 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 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 television programs. In 2011, the studio garnered 49 Emmy nominations, including six for Outstanding Series: 30 Rock, The Office, Parks and Recreation, Friday Night Lights, 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 favorite Parks and Recreation, as well as dramas House (one of television’s top-rated series globally), Parenthood, and Friday Night Lights, 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 2011-2012 season include the dramas Prime Suspect, Smash, and Grimm and the comedies Whitney, Up All Night, Bent, and Best Friends Forever (working title).
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 sale 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 Media Studios, Universal Cable Productions, NBC Late Night properties) in broadcast, basic cable, pay cable and subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) markets. Additionally, the division produces and distributes first-run programs to those platforms.
Current first-run strip syndicated programming from NBCUniversal Domestic Television Distribution includes Access Hollywood, Access Hollywood Live, The Jerry Springer Show, Maury, and The Steve Wilkos Show. Current first-run weekly syndicated programming includes The Chris Matthews Show, The Wall Street Journal Report with Maria Bartiromo, and the off-network distribution of 30 Rock, Friday Night Lights, House, Law & Order, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Monk, The Office, The Real Housewives franchise, and much more.
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.
Domestically, the Focus Features slate includes writer/director Dee Rees’ contemporary drama Pariah, which world-premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival; Being Flynn, written and directed by Paul Weitz and starring two-time Academy Award winner Robert De Niro and Paul Dano; Lorene Scafaria’s pre-apocalyptic comedic romance Seeking a Friend for the End of the World, starring Steve Carell and Keira Knightley; 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; the historical tale Hyde Park on Hudson, directed by Roger Michell and starring Academy Award nominees Bill Murray and Laura Linney; Joe Wright’s epic romance Anna Karenina, adapted from Leo Tolstoy’s classic novel by Academy Award winner Tom Stoppard and starring Keira Knightley, Jude Law, and Aaron Johnson; and Tomas Alfredson’s thriller Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, starring Gary Oldman, Colin Firth, and Tom Hardy.
In addition to the Focus slate, the FFI slate includes the untitled dark comedy starring Colin Firth and Emily Blunt for director Dante Ariola; Andrew Adamson’s drama Mr. Pip, based on the celebrated novel and starring Hugh Laurie; Robert Redford’s historical thriller The Conspirator, starring James McAvoy, Robin Wright, and Evan Rachel Wood; and the epic fantasy Cloud Atlas, starring two-time Academy Award winner Tom Hanks for writer/directors Tom Tykwer and Andy and Lana 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, EasternPromises, 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.
Universal Pictures International Entertainment
UPIE is the international home entertainment division of Universal Pictures, headquartered in London.
UPIE markets and distributes Universal new release, catalogue, special interest and local content titles, as well as some third party product, via direct operations in the UK, Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, New Zealand, Japan, and Australia.
UPIE also sells and distributes home entertainment product via 27 licensee relationships covering approximately 52 additional territories.
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).
Fandango, the nation’s leading moviegoer destination, 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 http://www.fandango.com/, via your wireless mobile device at mobile.fandango.com, and at 1-800-FANDANGO. Fandango’s top-ranking movie ticketing apps, with nearly 20 million downloads, are available on the iPhone and iPad, Android, BlackBerry, Palm, Windows Phone 7, and many other platforms.
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 community for women online, reaching more than 30 million unique visitors per month (comScore July 2010). Visitors to iVillage collectively engage in over 4 million conversations annually and talk about thousands of specific brands weekly. Women come to iVillage to connect, share advice, find life tools, and engage in conversations that matter most to them in areas of Pregnancy & Parenting, Health, Food, Entertainment, and Beauty & Style. Additional businesses and brand extensions within iVillage include iVillage UK, NBC Digital Health Network, Astrology.com, and GardenWeb. iVillage Inc., is based in New York City, and is part of the NBCUniversal Women & Lifestyle Entertainment Networks Group. Join iVillage’s Facebook group at facebook.com/ivillage and follow us on Twitter at 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 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 has created some of the world’s most popular entertainment vacation destinations. Each year, millions of guests visit Universal’s theme parks in Florida, California, Singapore, and Japan to experience thrilling, world-famous attractions that combine the world’s most beloved stories and characters from film and television with innovative ride and show technology.
Universal Studios Hollywood is “The Entertainment Capital of L.A” and a movie- and television-based theme park offering guests the authenticity of a working movie studio. The theme park features such groundbreaking rides and attractions as “King Kong: 360 3D,” created by Peter Jackson, “Revenge of the Mummy – The Ride,” “Jurassic Park – The Ride,” “The Simpsons Ride,” and “Shrek 4-D.” In spring 2012, Universal Studios Hollywood will open “Transformers: The Ride – 3D,” a revolutionary new thrill-ride based on the electrifying film franchise directed by Michael Bay. Universal Studios’ signature attraction is the renowned, behind-the-scenes Studio Tour, featuring the star of NBC’s Late Night with Jimmy Fallon as the video host, and providing guests access to the movie and television production facility. Adjacent to the world-famous theme park is Universal CityWalk, an open-air leisure and nightlife complex providing an array of “Always Unexpected” entertainment options. Universal CityWalk features the new high-tech, outdoor concert arena, “5 Towers,” and L.A.’s best movie-going experience at the Universal Cinemas as well as such unique venues as the Jon Lovitz Comedy Club, the Infusion Lounge, and iFly indoor skydiving. More information is available at www.UniversalStudiosHollywood.com.
Universal Orlando Resort is home to some of the world’s most innovative theme park attractions based on pop culture’s most compelling films and stories. It is the only Orlando destination where guests are not just entertained but become part of the most exhilarating entertainment ever created. Here, guests can experience two theme parks, Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure; three magnificently themed onsite hotels, Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, Hard Rock Hotel, and Loews Royal Pacific Resort; and a 30-acre nighttime entertainment complex called Universal CityWalk, featuring shops, dining, a 24-theater Cineplex, and a permanent Blue Man Group show. Located within Universal’s Islands of Adventure is The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, a spectacularly themed area where the stories of Harry Potter come to life. At Universal Orlando’s theme parks, guests can soar above Hogwarts with Harry Potter, help Shrek and Donkey save Princess Fiona at “Shrek 4-D,” swing above the streets with Spider-Man in an amazing adventure, battle aliens alongside Agent J at “Men in Black Alien Attack,” and much more. It is the only place you can be courageous, be outrageous – and be extraordinary. More information is available at www.UniversalOrlando.com.
Universal Studios Singapore and Universal Studios Japan offer rides and shows that represent the best of what Universal theme parks offer. Universal Studios Singapore opened in May 2011 and is located within Singapore’s first integrated resort, Resorts World Sentosa. Universal Studios Japan opened in Osaka in 2001 and hosted 11 million guests in its first year.
NBCUniversal wholly owns Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando Resort. NBCUniversal has license and operating agreements with 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.