or


[10/23/07 - 09:48 AM]
NBC Universal Cable Networks Join Together with a Full Slate of Programming and Public Affairs Efforts Tied to 'Green Is Universal' Initiative During November 4-10
Said eco-friendly programs and public affairs campaigns will be featured on Bravo, SCI FI, USA and Universal HD.

[via press release from NBC]

NBC UNIVERSAL CABLE NETWORKS JOIN TOGETHER WITH A FULL SLATE OF PROGRAMMING AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS EFFORTS TIED TO 'GREEN IS UNIVERSAL' INITIATIVE DURING NOVEMBER 4-10

BURBANK - October 23, 2007 - The cable networks of NBC Universal are showing their true colors during the unprecedented, company-wide "Green Is Universal" initiatve (November 4-10) with an environmental commitment featuring a full slate of ambitious eco-friendly programs and public affairs campaigns from Bravo, SCI FI, USA and Universal HD.

"We are using every NBC Universal Cable platform available to communicate the importance of environmental awareness," said Jeff Gaspin, President and COO, Universal Television Group. "From our fully distributed channels Bravo, SciFi and USA, to our Emerging Networks Chiller, Sleuth and Universal HD to our mobile channels NBC 2 Go and NBC News 2 Go, the entire group is getting behind this message."

Through its worldwide programming, specials and consumer-focused events, the week will focus NBC Universal's resources and efforts toward educating viewers, web and wireless users, and the company's employees on ecological issues and the impact on the environment.

In addition, the NBC network also will broadcast a block of "green-themed" programming during the week across all dayparts, including entertainment, daytime, news and sports.

Among NBC Universal's cable network entities, some of the week's plans include the following:

Bravo's programming on-air, online and on-wireless plans will feature specials and programs teaching viewers how to help the environment around them. On Tuesday, November 6, during the premiere of Bravo's hit series "Real Housewives of Orange County," eco-friendly pop-ups will be featured throughout the show educating viewers on how to live with less bling and with more green in their lives. Also, Bravo will purchase carbon off-sets to zero out the footprint from the "Real Housewives" premiere episode. On that same day, www.Bravotv.com will air the "Watch What Happens Green Special," a 30-minute live show hosted by Bravo programming executive Andy Cohen, highlighting some of Bravo's favorite talent (including designer Todd Oldham) who are leaders in the fashion, food and design industry, discussing how they embrace greener living.

Beginning Monday, November 5, Bravotv.com will host a "Go Green Treasure Hunt," where users are given a daily "green question," asked to hunt around the site for the answer and then can enter to win an eco-friendly prize. The site also will include a photo gallery showcasing celebrities who support green initiatives and blogs from Bravo talent providing eco-friendly tips. On wireless for the month of November, users can text the word "GREEN" to 27286 to receive three green text message tips per week from various Bravo personalities -- including a green tip on food, beauty, design, fashion or pop culture. Plus, throughout Green Week, Bravo will be airing green programming including the special "Big Ideas for a Small Planet," as well as vignettes produced by Sundance with green tips and ways to help the environment that will air in between regularly scheduled programs.

SCI FI will showcase green storylines in original programming including a green-themed episode of "Flash Gordon" on Friday, November 9. On Wednesday, November 7, a marathon of the popular dramedy series "Eureka" will feature "Eureka" moments with energy conservation messages. In addition, green-themed movie marathons will run on Monday, November 5 and Saturday, November 11. SCI FI's public affairs campaign, "Visions for Tomorrow," which fosters an optimistic view of the future, will unveil the results of its national "Eureka Smart House" energy conservation sweepstakes in partnership with the Alliance to Save Energy.

USA will use its airtime as a national platform to recognize a character driven eco-movement, and through the character-brand lens will customize on-air and online assets by creating programming wraps and vignettes that celebrate individuals who are making a difference to help save the environment. Jeffrey Donovan, star of USA's hit series "Burn Notice," will appear in the heralded NBC public service announcement "The More You Know," with a message to raise awareness about pollution. USA will also customize the ever-popular new logo to turn "green" and will take a twist on the "Characters Welcome" messaging with "Environmentalists Welcome."

Likewise, there will be a special green edition of "Character Road Trip" that will feature Thomas M. Kostigen, co-author of New York Times bestseller "The Green Book: The Everyday Guide to Saving the Planet, One Small Step at a Time." Also included will be a unique green edition of "Character Fantasy" that will feature eco-minded couture designer Deborah Lindquist (who has dressed trendsetters such as Sharon Stone, Demi Moore, Hilary Duff, Jessica Simpson and Paris Hilton), who will help coach an aspiring fashion designer on how to use eco-friendly fabrics in their design.

Universal HD, NBC Universal's premier high-definition channel, will offer green-related programming, special on-air promotions and online activities, each to help further awareness of the green movement. Throughout the week of November 5 during primetime, Uni HD will showcase the beauty of nature with its "Green Movies" in addition to airing the "Jeep World of Adventure Sports," featuring carbon-neutral sports. Also, viewers can catch Sundance Channel on Universal HD, showcasing "Iconoclasts" and "Big Ideas for a Small Planet." The week culminates on Friday, November 9 with the original special "Green is Universal," Sundance's "Big Ideas for a Small Planet" marathon, "Live Earth Green Shorts," and once again, the "Jeep World of Adventure Sports." Woven through the programming will be special Green Tips, public service announcements from the recent "Live Earth" concert, and public service announcements from NBC's "The More You Know" campaign highlighting the eco-movement. In addition, the Uni HD website will have an exclusive micro-site featuring green tips and links to other green resources.

About NBC Universal

NBC Universal is one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. Formed in May, 2004 through the combining of NBC and Vivendi Universal Entertainment, NBC Universal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, and world-renowned theme parks. NBC Universal is 80% owned by General Electric and 20% owned by Vivendi.

About NBC Universal Cable

NBC Universal Cable, a division of NBC Universal, one of the world's preeminent media companies, drives the company's cable strategic development and growth including video-on-demand, pay-per-view, HDTV and retransmission consent, and oversees the cable distribution, marketing and local ad sales of fourteen properties (Bravo, CNBC, CNBC World, MSNBC, mun2, NBC Weather Plus, Sci-Fi, ShopNBC, Telemundo, Telemundo Puerto Rico, Trio, Universal HD, USA and the Olympics on cable). NBC Universal Cable also directs and manages the company's cable and new media investments including A&E, The History Channel, History Channel International, The Biography Channel, National Geographic International, the Sundance Channel and Tivo.





  [october 2007]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
 


· BURN NOTICE (USA)
· EUREKA (SYFY)
· FLASH GORDON (SCI FI)
· REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ORANGE COUNTY, THE (BRAVO)





[08/23/17 - 08:22 AM]
It's a Full House on Season Six of Bravo Media's "Don't Be Tardy..." Premiering Back-to-Back Episodes on Friday, October 6th at 8PM ET/PT
Through marital bliss, teenage drama, a family trip and a horrifying brush with danger, the Biermann's family bond is as solid as a rock.

[08/23/17 - 07:05 AM]
Video: First Look at Netflix's Upcoming Adult Animated Comedy "Big Mouth"
"Big Mouth" is a 10-episode, half-hour edgy adult animated comedy from real-life best friends Nick Kroll and Andrew Goldberg about the glorious nightmare that is teenaged puberty.

[08/23/17 - 06:24 AM]
BBC America's New Thriller "Killing Eve" Commences Filming Across Europe
Starring Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer, the series - a combination of brutal mischief making and pathos - is filled with sharp humor, originality and high stakes action.

[08/23/17 - 06:02 AM]
Hallmark Hall of Fame Original "The Christmas Train" Begins Production Today
Dermot Mulroney, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, Joan Cusack and Danny Glover co-star in the project, due on Saturday, November 25.

[08/23/17 - 05:31 AM]
Maria Menounos and Former Miss America Nina Davuluri Added to Celebrity Judges Panel for the Final Night of "The 2018 Miss America Competition" on ABC
The judges panel will evaluate the contestants' performances in Lifestyle and Fitness, Evening Wear, Talent, Interview and On-Stage questions during "The 2018 Miss America Competition."

[08/22/17 - 11:19 AM]
AMC Announces Casting for Upcoming Series "Lodge 49"
Brent Jennings, Sonya Cassidy, Linda Emond, David Pasquesi and Eric Allan Kramer will join the previously announced Wyatt Russell.

[08/22/17 - 10:45 AM]
Spellbinding Sweets Fill the New Season of "Halloween Baking Championship" Hosted by Comedian John Henson
Carla Hall, Lorraine Pascale and Zac Young will serve as a judges on the new season.

[08/22/17 - 10:30 AM]
"Game of Thrones" Season Finale Debuts This Sunday, Aug. 27
The network notes said installment's total running time is 79 minutes, 43 seconds.

[08/22/17 - 10:00 AM]
Starz Developing a Series Under the Working Title "Black Samurai" with Jerry Bruckheimer Television, RZA's Wu Films, Starring Academy Award(R) Winner Common
The series will follow the character of Robert Sand (Common), a highly-trained American Army Ranger whose life is transformed when he meets a legendary Japanese master who invites him to train as a samurai.

[08/22/17 - 10:00 AM]
Nationwide Casting Call Underway for the Role of "Ralphie Parker" in FOX's Live Musical Production of "A Christmas Story"
"Ralphie" is a bright, but not precocious, nine-year-old boy whose only dream is to get a Red Ryder Range Model Carbine Action BB Gun for Christmas.

[08/22/17 - 09:39 AM]
Video: Netflix Debuts Key Art & Trailer for "Strong Island"
The film will launch on Netflix and in limited theatrical release on September 15.

[08/22/17 - 09:29 AM]
"Jerry Before Seinfeld" Premieres Globally on Netflix September 19
In the hour-long special, Jerry Seinfeld returns to The Comic Strip in New York City for an intimate stand-up set at the club that helped launch his career.

[08/22/17 - 09:09 AM]
Oxygen Media Uncovers "Criminal Confessions" from Executive Producer Dick Wolf Premiering Sunday, October 1 at 7PM ET/PT
The series delves into the psychological showdown that transpires inside actual police interrogation rooms between investigators and suspects and dissects what it takes to yield a confession.

[08/22/17 - 09:05 AM]
MTV Scares Up a Second Season of "Fear Factor" with Ludacris
The 20-episode order of "Fear Factor" from Endemol Shine North America is slated to premiere in 2018.

[08/22/17 - 09:04 AM]
Video: Sean Combs and Mark Wahlberg Double Down on Mayweather vs McGregor Showtime PPV(R) Event
The pay channel has released a new video where superstars Combs and Wahlberg are following up on their previous Mayweather vs. Pacquiao wager.