or


[09/12/06 - 12:00 AM]
NBC and Warner BroS. Announce Digital Distrubtion Agreement

[via press release from NBC]

NBC AND WARNER BROS. ANNOUNCE DIGITAL DISTRUBTION AGREEMENT

NBC UNIVERSAL TELEVISION GROUP AND WARNER BROS. TELEVISION GROUP ANNOUNCE DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION AGREEMENT ON NEW DRAMA 'STUDIO 60 ON THE SUNSET STRIP'

Broad-ranging Deal Gives Non-Permanent Download And Streaming Rights to Network and Permanent Download Rights to Studio, Among Other Firsts

BURBANK - September 12, 2006 - NBC Universal Television Group and Warner Bros. Television Group jointly announced today a digital distribution agreement on NBC's highly anticipated new drama "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip" (Mondays, 10-11 p.m. ET, premiering September 18).

The broad-ranging deal gives NBC the rights to stream the new drama on NBC-branded sites, NBC affiliate sites or third-party-branded sites, as well as VOD, SVOD (through cable, telephone company and satellite platforms) and wireless platforms. Warner Bros. is given the rights to permanent downloads of episodes on electronic retail platforms (such as iTunes, Amazon.com and AOL) after initial broadcast on the network. Rights are assured through the upcoming 2006-07 broadcast season.

The announcement was made today by Jeff Zucker, CEO, NBC Universal Television Group, and Bruce Rosenblum, President, Warner Bros. Television Group.

"This network and our studio partners have so much to gain if we use the emerging digital markets wisely," said Zucker, "This deal is an excellent example of how a network and a studio can work together to give a great new series like 'Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip' every advantage that digital distribution has to offer."

"We are thrilled to be working in close collaboration with our network partners at NBC in developing the first of what will eventually be many business models for the digital distribution of our premium television series," said Rosenblum. "While it is clearly in all of our best interests for 'Studio 60' to be successful on Mondays at 10 p.m., this deal takes a big step towards enabling our viewers to sample and even own episodes of this series on multiple platforms."

"To have this opportunity to offer access to our EST partners, such as iTunes, Amazon.com and AOL, such remarkable programming is a thrill and we look forward to exploring distribution avenues with other online retailers so that we can maximize the availability of our programming and make it easy for consumers to find and get hooked on," added Simon Kenny, President Warner Bros. Digital Distribution.

"Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip" was created by Emmy Award-winning writer/producer Aaron Sorkin and is executive produced by Emmy Award-winning director/producer Thomas Schlamme and Sorkin. The series stars Matthew Perry, Bradley Whitford, Amanda Peet, Sarah Paulson, D.L. Hughley, Nathan Corddry, Timothy Busfield and Steven Weber. The series is a production of Warner Bros Television.





  [september 2006]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
     


· STUDIO 60 ON THE SUNSET STRIP (NBC)









[07/03/15 - 08:54 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops Original Showdown with "Big Brother"
The Eye leads the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[07/03/15 - 08:30 AM]
"Food Fighters" Ties for #2 in Its Time Period Among the Big 4 Networks in Adults 18-49
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, July 2.

[07/02/15 - 03:51 PM]
FOX Bursts Into San Diego Comic-Con with World Premiere Screenings and Panel Debuts of "Scream Queens," "Minority Report" and "Lucifer"
Panels for "Lucifer," "Minority Report" and "Bob's Burgers" will kick things off on Friday, July 10.

[07/02/15 - 01:59 PM]
Discovery Channel Delivers All New Digital Content and Social Media Action During "Shark Week 2015"
Sharkopedia - Discovery's ultimate digital guide to all things shark - makes its online debut this year.

[07/02/15 - 11:49 AM]
FOX Sports Expands FIFA Women's World Cup 2015 Coverage with 30 Hours of Added Programming
Said additions include expanded pre- and post-game coverage of the championship match, a pair of marathons showcasing the U.S. Women's National Team's dramatic run to the final and more.

[07/02/15 - 11:06 AM]
The Biting Snark Continues on WE tv - Network's Second Annual "Snark Week" Featuring the Snarkiest Personalities and Shows Returns July 6-10
This year's on-air celebration includes biting one-liners from new episodes of WE tv's original series "Braxton Family Values," "Cutting It: In the ATL" and "Marriage Boot Camp Reality Stars."

[07/02/15 - 10:33 AM]
ABC's "The Chew" to Broadcast from the 20th Annual Epcot International Food & Wine Festival
The Emmy-winning lifestyle series will tape five shows on October 7-9 to air during the week of October 12-16.

[07/02/15 - 10:18 AM]
Jimmy Fallon and Seth Meyers Rank #1 for the Late-Night Second Quarter vs. Their ABC-CBS Competition in All Key Measures
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the second quarter of 2015.

[07/02/15 - 10:00 AM]
Donald Glover Pilot "Atlanta" Casts Its Leads as Production Gets Underway
Brian Tyree Henry, Lakeith Lee Stanfield and Zazie Beetz will co-star while Hiro Murai is set to direct.

[07/02/15 - 09:46 AM]
Season Three Premieres of the Hit Dramas "Ray Donovan" and "Masters of Sex" Are Available for Early Sampling
Viewers can sample the TV-14 rated premieres of both episodes for free now on YouTube and SHO.com.

[07/02/15 - 09:12 AM]
"Nightline" Wins 2Q15 in Total Viewers For Second Year in a Row, Leading in Four of the Last Five Quarters
ABC spins the late-night numbers for the second quarter of 2015.

[07/02/15 - 08:52 AM]
A+E Networks(R) Launches Lifetime(R) Movie Club(TM)
The subscription video service comes in time for the 25-year anniversary of Lifetime Movies and is available exclusively on iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch at launch.

[07/02/15 - 08:42 AM]
NBC Encores Tie for the Wednesday Win Among the Big 4 in 18-49
NBC spins the numbers for Wednesday, July 1.

[07/02/15 - 08:40 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS, FOX & NBC All Share Demo Crown
The Eye's "Big Brother" is the night's top program among adults 18-49.

[07/02/15 - 07:48 AM]
FOX Sports Names John Strong Lead Play-By-Play Voice for CONCACAF Gold Cup Coverage
The U.S. team enters the region's biennial championship coming off huge away wins over European powerhouse Netherlands and World Champion Germany, and FOX Sports televises every match.