NBCUniversal Cable

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NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment Group
Division of NBCUniversal
Industry Cable
Founded 2004
Key people
Bonnie Hammer, chair
Owner NBCUniversal
(Comcast Corporation)
Divisions Universal Cable Productions

NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment Group, formerly NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment & Cable Studios, is the division of NBCUniversal that oversees all of the conglomerate's cable television channels.

History[edit]

NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment & Cable Studios[edit]

In July 2008, Universal Cable Productions was split off from Universal Media Studios (UMS) and placed into NBCUniversal's NBCU Cable Entertainment division. The unit was placed under the direction of a management team considing of 5 executives.[1]

NBCUniversal Cable[edit]

In February 2013, NBCUniversal merged its two cable divisions, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment & Cable Studios and NBCUniversal Entertainment & Digital Networks and Integrated Media, into one unit.[2] By April 2013, Comcast Entertainment Studios, or E! Studios, was renamed Wilshire Studios.[3]

With the resignation of E! President Suzanne Kolb in September 2014, NBCU Cable announced the formation of Lifestyle Network Group consisting of Bravo, Oxygen, E! Entertainment and Esquire Network. The Group to be led by Frances Berwick, president of Bravo and Oxygen Media with Equire Network president Adam Stotsky to take over as general manager of E![4]

On April 14, 2014, Comcast purchased Lions Gate Entertainment and Sony Pictures Entertainment's stakes in Fearnet to acquire full ownership of the channel. Comcast plans to fold Fearnet into its existing horror- and thriller-focused network Chiller (owned by the company's NBCUniversal Cable unit), although some of Fearnet's programming may be moved to Syfy.[5]

NBCUniversal Cable networks[edit]

  • E! Studios

miley * Wilshire Studios, reality studio[6]

NBCUniversal Entertainment & Digital Networks and Integrated Media[edit]

NBCUniversal Entertainment & Digital Networks and Integrated Media
Division of NBCUniversal
Industry Cable, internet
Successor NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment Group
Founded January 31, 2011 (2011-01-31)
Defunct February 4, 2013 (2013-02-04)
Key people
Lauren Zalaznick
Owner NBCUniversal
(Comcast Corporation)

NBCUniversal Entertainment & Digital Networks and Integrated Media (EDNIM) was a division of NBCUniversal that held part of NBCU's cable portfolio plus Telemundo and its digital networks.

Originally organized in 2011 in the wake of Comcast takeover of NBCUniversal, EDNIM was merged with NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment & Cable Studios while moving out Telemundo and Mun2 to a new division, NBCUniversal Hispanic Enterprises and Content. The move also created the corporate level position of executive vice president in charge of digital ventures for the division's former head.[2]

Units[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lafayette, Jon (July 20, 2008). "NBC Taps Cable-Studio Bosses". TV Week.com. Retrieved 15 August 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c James, Meg (February 4, 2013). "Bonnie Hammer to lead NBCUniversal cable entertainment channels". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved November 21, 2013. 
  3. ^ Marechal, AJ (April 29, 2013). "Gary Auerbach to Oversee Development at Wilshire Studios". Variety. Retrieved November 21, 2013. 
  4. ^ a b Hamedy, Saba (September 30, 2014). "NBCUniversal announces new network group, management changes". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved December 18, 2014. 
  5. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (April 14, 2014). "Comcast Takes Full Control Of FEARnet, To Fold It In Into Chiller & Syfy". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved April 14, 2014. 
  6. ^ Ng, Philiana (2011-11-30). "Steve Dolcemaschio Named President of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment's Reality Studio". Hollywood Reporter.com. Retrieved 20 August 2012. 

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