[03/27/07 - 11:14 AM]
NBC Universal Launches Wide Range of Cross Platform Mobile Content from Broadcast, Cable and Internet Properties
The new NBC2Go mobile service offers episodes from such series as "Heroes," "The Black Donnellys," "Friday Night Lights" and Bravo's "The Real Housewives of Orange County."

[via press release from NBC]


-With NBCU Digital2Go Offerings, Consumers Experience NBC Universal Content When and How They Want with Linear Video Channels, On Demand Long and Short Form Programming, Mobile Web, Interactive Features and Messaging-

New York � March 27, 2007 � NBC Universal today announced the launch of its NBCU Digital2Go initiative, with a robust suite of mobile offerings that allow users access to NBCU content 24/7. The new offerings include:

Linear video channels, NBC News2Go and NBC2Go, available through the MediaFLO service

Full-length NBC Primetime and Cable entertainment shows on demand, available through MobiTV

7 short form video channels, available through MobiTV

4 new mobile web (WAP) sites for NBC, USA, Bravo and NBC Sports

"With the launch of our suite of NBCU Digital2Go offerings, NBC Universal continues to be a premier content provider to mobile platforms, with a broad selection of rich, interactive mobile offerings," said Salil Dalvi, General Manager, Wireless Platforms, NBC Universal. "With the launch of our mobile web sites, NBC Universal will have a new platform to develop its direct relationship with mobile consumers."

NBC Universal and MediaFLO USA bring top NBC Universal content to subscribers of its TV-quality, mobile entertainment service on two dedicated channels, NBC2Go and NBC News2Go. NBC News2Go features live, full-length programs, including Today, Nightly News with Brian Williams and Meet the Press, as well as select programming from both MSNBC and CNBC, including Power Lunch and Hardball with Chris Matthews. Entertainment channel NBC2Go offers a select number of acclaimed NBC Universal Primetime, Daytime and Cable shows, such as Heroes, The Black Donnellys, Friday Night Lights and Bravo's Real Housewives of Orange County as well as access to The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and Late Night with Conan O'Brien.

Earlier this month, NBC Universal and MobiTV announced a breakthrough deal to make full-length Primetime on demand programming available over US wireless networks for the first time. In addition to a robust Primetime and Cable video-on-demand line-up, including Heroes, Friday Night Lights, The Office, Monk (USA), Battlestar Galactica (SCI FI) and Work Out (Bravo), the two companies now offer select short form programming from Bravo, SCI FI Channel, USA Network, Telemundo and mun2 on five new ad-supported channels to subscribers.

Crisp Wireless, a mobile technology solutions and services company, currently powers 23 mobile websites for NBC Universal, including dedicated sites for many Primetime and Cable programs, such as Heroes, The Office, and Bravo's Project Runway, Top Chef and Work Out. The mobile websites include exclusive mobile offerings, such as ringtones, user generated content, polls, character or contestant blogs and storyline integrations.

Starcut USA Inc, a mobile software company, is working with NBC Universal to design, develop and launch powerful WAP services for USA Network, with show specific sites for Monk, Psych, Nashville Star and The Starter Wife. Starcut is also working with NBC Universal to release high-end WAP services for SCI FI (starting with PainKiller Jane), as well as iVillage and Access Hollywood. The services include schedules, episode guides, polls, trivia, community blogs, alerts and much more.

NBC Universal and phone-based participation media solutions provider CommerceTel have teamed up to use the phone as a real world touch point to the storyline of Heroes. Through a toll free number for Primatech Paper, as revealed on air during the January 22 episode, fans are able to interact with characters and key plot elements in new and exciting ways. Several innovations have been employed since the inception of the campaign that have ranged from user generated content, where fans can leave characters a voicemail, to opting in for frequent plot reveals via text messaging.

# # #

About NBC Universal Digital Distribution

NBC Universal Digital Distribution, a division of NBC Universal, drives the company's development of digital content and distribution in the areas of digital sales, digital platforms and wireless products. NBC Universal Digital Distribution manages product strategy and development for NBCU's content efforts by deploying it across multiple digital platforms including mobile, Internet portals, wireless carriers, emerging digital companies and nontraditional customers. In addition, NBCU Digital Distribution spearheads the company's development of industry leading technologies such as interactive television, on demand, electronic sell-through and IPTV. NBCU Digital Distribution also directs and manages the company's cable investments including A&E, The History Channel, History Channel International, The Biography Channel and the Sundance Channel.

  [march 2007]  


[10/28/16 - 09:36 AM]
Nickelodeon's Kids Pick the President "Kids' Vote" Launches Today
The "Kids' Vote" results will be announced live on Saturday, November 5, at approximately 9:35 p.m.

[10/28/16 - 09:12 AM]
"The Walking Dead" Returns as the Biggest Show on Television for the Fifth Consecutive Season
AMC further spins the numbers for Sunday, October 23.

[10/28/16 - 09:05 AM]
TV One's Signature "Unsung" Series Returns Wednesday, Nov. 2 at 8 P.M. ET
Look for new installments spotlighting Hill Harper, Joe & Guy Torry, Bill Bellamy, Kurupt, Bobby Bland and Frankie Knuckles.

[10/28/16 - 08:56 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops Charts with New Lineup
"The Big Bang Theory" leads the evening among total viewers and adults 18-49.

[10/28/16 - 08:12 AM]
Bravo Media's "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" Delivers Double the Drama with a Two-Part Reunion Beginning Sunday, November 6 at 10PM ET/PT
Host Andy Cohen encourages these women to leave no stone unturned and set the record straight during this explosive reunion.

[10/28/16 - 08:02 AM]
Investigation Discovery Launches Advocacy Campaign "Stop Hate in Your State"
"Stop Hate in Your State" is designed to cast a spotlight on hate crimes and provide easy steps viewers can take to stop them.

[10/28/16 - 07:49 AM]
MTV Classic to Air 24-Hours of Beavis & Butt-head "Buttoween (AKA Cornholio, Lord of the Harvest)"
Throughout "The Great Cornholiothon," fans will be invited on-air to answer Beavis & Butt-head trivia questions on Twitter for a chance to win MTV swag.

[10/27/16 - 08:10 PM]
NBC Drafts Jennifer Lopez to Executive Produce and Star in Tony Award-Winning Musical "Bye Bye Birdie Live!"
Lopez will star in the iconic role of "Rosie" and executive produce with her producing partners Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas and Benny Medina alongside award-winning film, TV, and live musical executive producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron.

[10/27/16 - 02:40 PM]
A&E Network to Premiere New Original Docuseries "Leah Remini: Scientology and The Aftermath"
Remini, along with high level former Scientology executives and Church members, delves deep into shocking stories of abuse, heartbreak and harassment experienced by those who have left the church and spoken publicly about their experiences.

[10/27/16 - 02:06 PM]
Unexpected Motherhood Explored in Lifetime's Two New Series, "30 Something Grandma" and "Knocked Up"
Look for the newcomers on November 15 and December 6, respectively.

[10/27/16 - 02:05 PM]
truTV's Short-Form Comedy Series "Rachel Dratch's Late Night Snack" Returns Wednesday, Nov. 2
In this weekly showcase, comedy fans will be treated to a lineup of original offerings from some of the biggest and brightest creators spanning a variety of styles from character-driven shorts to animation to music videos and much more.

[10/27/16 - 01:06 PM]
Universal Cable Productions Announces Multiple Licensed Product Partners for "Mr. Robot"
Available just in time for Halloween, Rasta Imposta's iconic fsociety mask is available now at retailers nationwide including Amazon, Costume Super Center, Hot Topic, Party City, Spirit Halloween and Spencers.

[10/27/16 - 12:49 PM]
WE tv Announces New Paranormal Docu-Series "Ghosts in the Hood" Premiering on Thursday, January 5, 2017
The show follows the ghost-hunting team of O.P.O. (Official Paranormal Operations), who go where other ghost hunters typically don't - from the LBC to Altadena - bringing their signature humor along with them.

[10/27/16 - 12:46 PM]
Are You Cameron Ready? Netflix Announces Launch Date for Unscripted Series "Chasing Cameron"
The 10-episode series, which follows digital influencer Cameron Dallas, will launch globally on December 27 at 12:01am PST.

[10/27/16 - 11:54 AM]
Video: "24: Legacy" Trailer Reaches 7.0 Million Views in 24 Hours
The two-night premiere event airs Sunday, February 5, following "Super Bowl LI," and continues Monday, February 6, on FOX.