UPDATE, 1:41 PM: It’s a Silver for London. The 2012 London Olympics are now the second most watched event in American TV history. The London Games have had a total audience of 210.5 million over the first 14 days. That audience across NBCUniversal’s networks of NBC, NBC Sports Network, MSNBC, CNBC, Telemundo and Bravo beats the 1996 Atlanta Olympics’ 209 million viewership but is still behind the 215 million who saw the 2008 [...]
Twitter Inc. on Tuesday apologized for mistakes it said it made in handling the account of Guy Adams, a journalist for the U.K’s Independent newspaper, who was kicked off the short-messaging service for publishing the email of an executive from Comcast Corp.’sCMCSA +1.06% NBCUniversal.
In a blog post, Twitter General Counsel Alex Macgillivray confirmed that Twitter personnel working in partnership with NBC flagged a Twitter post Friday from Mr. Adams that contained a corporate email [...]
December 7, 2011
NBC has reached an agreement to broadcast news content provided by a media organisation run by a team that has ploughed millions of dollars into campaigning for Barack Obama and donated large cash amounts to organisations such as the George Soros affiliated MoveOn.org and the now defunct ACORN.
The LA Times reports that NBC has opened up the newsrooms of all its affiliates across the country to ProPublica, which describes [...]
The Parents Television Council has put a second broadcast pilot in its cross-hairs this season. After blasting ABC over the working title of its dramedy pilot Good Christian Bitches, now the TV watchdog is attacking the NBC drama pilot The Playboy Club over the nudity clause in the actors’ contracts.
Interestingly, PTC is going after the newly merged NBCUniversal, whose network NBC commissioned the pilot, not after the pilot’s [...]