NBC Universal acquires Oxygen Media

NEW YORK, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- NBC Universal says it is acquiring Oxygen Media, one of the leading female-focused cable television networks in the United States.

Super-sizing out at NBC

BURBANK, Calif., May 30 (UPI) -- Food orders can still be super-sized but NBC comedies won't, said officials of NBC Universal's California unit.

NBC taps Silverman to head entertainment

BURBANK, Calif., May 29 (UPI) -- NBC restructured its California operations, naming Ben Silverman as co-chairman of NBC Entertainment and NBC Universal Television Studio, the network said.

NBC's Reilly may be out

BURBANK, Calif., May 28 (UPI) -- A shake-up at NBC Entertainment could be in the offing as Kevin Reilly reportedly is expected to step down as president of the California-based unit.

NBC Universal to be more eco-friendly

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., May 24 (UPI) -- NBC Universal has revealed a set of initiatives, called the "Get on Board" campaign, to boost the California company's green image.

'Law & Order' deal struck

NEW YORK, May 14 (UPI) -- NBC will preserve "Law & Order" this fall but spinoff "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" moves to cable channel USA Network, New York-based NBC Universal said.

Reilly remains as NBC Entertainment chief

NEW YORK, March 1 (UPI) -- NBC Entertainment President Kevin Reilly Thursday signed a multiyear deal with the U.S. television network.

Jeff Zucker set to change NBC budget

NEW YORK, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- The new CEO of NBC Universal, Jeff Zucker, is expected to cut $750 million out of the U.S. network's budget, mostly from the news department.

Jeff Zucker formally named NBC CEO

NEW YORK, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Jeff Zucker formally was named president and CEO of NBC Universal during a news conference in New York Tuesday.

Report: Zucker to top NBC Universal

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- NBC Universal is set to name Jeff Zucker to succeed chief executive Robert Wright, the Los Angeles Times reported.

'Today' could get longer

NEW YORK, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- The "Today" morning show in New York, which was expanded to three hours in 2000, could go to four hours within the next two years, NBC head Jeff Zucker said.

Meredith Vieira tapped for 'Today'

NEW YORK, April 6 (UPI) -- Eight-time Emmy-winner Meredith Vieira was announced Thursday as Matt Lauer's co-anchor on NBC's "Today," replacing Katie Couric who's going to CBS.

NBC says forget 'Friends' reunion rumors

NEW YORK, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- NBC Universal chief Jeff Zucker Monday said there is not "one ounce of truth" to widespread reports of a multimillion-dollar "Friends" reunion.

Steve Capus to lead NBC News division

NEW YORK, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- NBC News Division acting President Steve Capus can now drop the "acting" from his title.

Shales says 'SNL' special is a 'rip-off'

, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Washington Post TV critic Tom Shales claims NBC's "'Saturday Night Live' in the 80s: Lost and Found" is a "rip-off" of his book.

NBC News president resigns

NEW YORK, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- NBC News President Neal Shapiro Tuesday announced his resignation.

NBC-Universal sets big push for 'Kong'

BURBANK, Calif., June 17 (UPI) -- NBC Universal plans to premiere the trailer for the upcoming Universal Pictures' feature "King Kong" simultaneously on all nine of its TV networks.

'Law & Order' mention angers DeLay

NEW YORK, May 27 (UPI) -- House Majority Leader Tom DeLay has complained about his name being used in this week's episode of "Law & Order: Criminal Intent."

NBC's Zuckers says 'memogate' couldn't occur

NEW YORK, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- The president of NBC Universal Television Group told the Television Critics Association in Los Angeles incidents like "Memogate" could not happen at NBC.

Lorne Michaels renews contract with NBC

BURBANK, Calif., Jan. 21 (UPI) -- NBC has extended the contract of "Saturday Night Live" creator Lorne Michaels through 2012.

NBC has high hopes for 'Medium'

HOLLYWOOD, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- NBC's Jeff Zucker is getting help from CBS/Viacom head Leslie Moonves' Paramount Network Television in the Peacock's new thriller, "Medium."

NBC plans patience for Thursday nights

NEW YORK, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- NBC Universal's top executive thinks the network can be patient about rebuilding its once dominant Thursday night lineup, The Hollywood Reporter said Monday.

NBC, CBS have own 'summer games'

BURBANK, Calif., Aug. 13 (UPI) -- NBC may have found a way to get some promotional advantage out of a CBS press release boasting of CBS' performance in the summer ratings.

Analysis: Games networks play

LOS ANGELES, July 20 (UPI) -- It might not be as compelling as "Survivor" or as titillating as "Temptation Island," but TV networks are engaged in a reality-TV competition of their own -- so
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood execs fight over reality TV

LOS ANGELES, July 16 (UPI) -- A group of top Hollywood TV executives are fighting over reality television series with ABC and NBC accusing Fox of ripping off their ideas.
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