NBC reshuffles management; Zucker, Falco promoted

MUMBAI: With $43 billion merger deal with Vivendi Universal Entertainment likely to be finalised in a few months time, NBC is all set to take on new challenges. In an attempt to fine-tune itself, the company has already started shuffling its management.

The entertainment division president Jeff Zucker has been appointed as president of entertainment, news and cable group. He will now be overlooking entertainment on NBC and Bravo, prime time entertainment on Telemundo, and news for NBC News, MSNBC and CNBC.



Randy Falco, the hitherto president of NBC Television Network, will now join in as the group president. He will also be taking control of NBC's holdings in the Telemundo Spanish-language television network, say media reports.

Media reports also inform that although the company is awaiting approval from the Federal Trade Commission, it is likely that the final approval should come in March or April.

The division of duties between Zucker and Falco is along the lines of programming and operations. While Zucker will look at the new NBC Universal profile including Trio, USA and Sci Fi, Randy Falco, the commercial and operational counterpart, will also take responsibility for the Telemundo Network under the new structure.

The NBC chairman Robert C Wright will take over the management control of the NBC-Universal enterprise.

Finally Jay Ireland, who oversees NBC's 14 owned-and-operated stations, will also control the 15 Telemundo owned-and-operated stations, say the media reports.

The new assignments are a mix of the responsibilities once held by Andrew Lack, the NBC president who left the network in January to take over Sony Music Entertainment.

Latest Reads
Arnab Goswami to lead IPL finale debate on Star Sports

MUMBAI: Prior to the IPL finale, viewers will witness an interesting debate led by Republic World co-founder, MD and editor-in-chief and TV most prolific face Arnab Goswami. The theme of the debate is who will win the world’s toughest finals? The show will see cricket experts led by team Dean...

Television TV Channels Sports
MNX launches Super League chatbot

No one can ignore India’s crazy love for cricket, including English movie channels. MNX, the new age Hollywood channel for young India launched the very innovative MNX Super League chatbot, an interactive avatar of its TV show ‘MNX Super League’ on Facebook.

Television TV Channels English Entertainment
Porus reaches 10 Asian countries

MUMBAI: Porus is travelling internationally. The mythological show being aired on Sony Entertainment Television has made its entry in Malaysia, Vietnam, Cambodia, Brunei, Laos and Myanmar through JKN Global Media and in Indonesia with Soraya Intercine Films. Porus is now being watched in 10 Asian...

Television TV Channels GECs
India News Manch - Modi Sarkar Kitni Asardaar? India News Conclave to Analyze Modi Government’s Four Years in Power

India News, known for its direct and unbiased brand of journalism, is all set to host a special conclave Manch – Modi Sarkar, Kitni Asardaar? (How Effective Has the Modi Government Been?) in New Delhi on Friday, May 25, 2018. The day-long event will present a comprehensive overview of the BJP...

Television TV Channels News Broadcasting
How relevant is the age old Lakshman Rekha in today’s times; questions &TV with Mitegi Lakshman Rekha!

Ravan’s abduction of Sita highlighted the consequences of crossing the ‘Lakshman Rekha’ for generations. However, with the talks of gender equality, women’s liberation and financial independence, amongst others, being the topic of global discussion, how relevant is this ‘Lakshman Rekha’ in today’s...

Television TV Channels GECs
Zee Anmol most watched channel across genres

BENGALURU: Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd (Zeel) free to air (FTA) Hindi GEC Zee Anmol has reached the realm that has been normally occupied by the Sun TV Network’s flagship Tamil GEC Sun TV or by one of the Hindi channels that has been airing the Indian Premier League. What is remarkable is...

Television TV Channels Viewership
Star India mulls adding VR to PKL 6

MUMBAI: Star India is taking the Indian Premier League (IPL) experience to other sports. After a phenomenal reception for using virtual reality (VR) in IPL 2018, it is diversifying into Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) season six.

Television TV Channels Sports
BTVI to leverage digital mediums for growth

MUMBAI: English business news channel BTVI is completing two years in August this year. The company was transformed from Bloomberg TV India after Bloomberg decided not to renew its deal with Business Broadcast News. BTVI got its COO Megha Tata in 2016 at the same time it got its new name. 

Television TV Channels News Broadcasting
Zee TV the leader amongst GECs

As per the recently released BARC HSM weekly data (Urban + Rural) for week 20 ’18, Zee TV has claimed the top position in Hindi GEC space with 316640 impressions in HSM and 199155 impressions in urban markets and saw a robust growth across its primetime fiction shows. The channel continued to be a...

Television TV Channels GECs

Latest News

Load More

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories