or


[09/17/10 - 05:04 AM]
NBC Universal International Television Distribution Secures Major Sales Abroad for "The Event"
Nearly 200 international territories have licensed "The Event" outside of the U.S. and Canada.

[via press release from NBC]

NBC UNIVERSAL INTERNATIONAL TELEVISION DISTRIBUTION SECURES MAJOR SALES ABROAD FOR "THE EVENT"

Nearly 200 International Territories Licensed Prior to U.S. Premiere

Universal City, CA - September 17, 2010 - The highly anticipated conspiracy thriller The Event has been licensed to nearly 200 international territories, it was announced today by NBC Universal International Television Distribution President Belinda Menendez. The Event premieres in the U.S. on Monday, September 20, at 9:00 p.m. ET.

Highlights of the nearly 200 territories that have licensed The Event outside of the U.S. and Canada include: Africa (MNET); Asia (Universal Networks International); Australia (Seven Network); Belgium (VMMA); Denmark (Viasat); Finland (MTV3); Iceland (365 Media); Ireland (RTE); Italy (Mediaset); Latin America (Universal Networks International); the Middle East (Orbit Showtime Network); the Netherlands (RTL); New Zealand (TV3); Norway (Viasat); the Philippines (Solar Entertainment); Poland (ITI Neovision); Russia (TV3); Spain (Turner Entertainment Networks); Sweden (SVT); and the UK (Channel 4), among others.

"Client response to The Event has been overwhelmingly positive and the pace at which broadcasters are licensing the series is extraordinary," said Menendez. "We are already working with a number of key territories that are fast-tracking their launch dates and we look forward to The Event's rollout across all international territories."

Added Angela Bromstad, President, Primetime Entertainment, NBC and Universal Media Studios, "It's extremely gratifying to see how The Event has successfully come together creatively as a series. Subsequent episodes live up to the promise of the pilot, and we're excited to deliver a quality, high-octane thriller to audiences in the United States and abroad."

The Event is an emotional, high-octane conspiracy thriller that follows Sean Walker (Jason Ritter, The Class), an everyman who investigates the mysterious disappearance of his would-be fianc�e, Leila (Sarah Roemer, Disturbia), and unwittingly begins to expose the biggest cover-up in U.S. history.

Sean's quest will send ripples through the lives of an eclectic band of strangers, including newly elected U.S. President Elias Martinez (Golden Globe nominee Blair Underwood, In Treatment); Sophia Maguire (Emmy Award nominee Laura Innes, ER), who is the leader of a mysterious group of detainees; and Leila's shadowy father (Scott Patterson, Gilmore Girls). Their futures are on a collision course in a global conspiracy that could ultimately change the fate of mankind.

Ian Anthony Dale (Daybreak), Clifton Collins, Jr. (Star Trek), Taylor Cole (The Violent Kind), Lisa Vidal (The Division), Bill Smitrovich (The Practice) and Emmy winner �eljko Ivanek (Damages) also star in the ensemble drama.

The Event is a production of Universal Media Studios and Steve Stark Productions. Evan Katz (24) serves as executive producer/showrunner; Steve Stark (Medium, Facing Kate) serves as executive producer; Jeffrey Reiner (NBC's Friday Night Lights, Trauma) is director/executive producer, and Nick Wauters (The 4400, Eureka) is creator/co-executive producer.

NBC Universal International Television Distribution, a division of NBC Universal, is responsible for the distribution of NBC Universal product to all forms of television and new media outside of the U.S. and Canada. This includes a rich library of more than 4,000 feature films and 55,000 television episodes, including current and classic titles, non-scripted programming, sports, news, long-form and short-form programming, and locally produced content from around the world.

Universal Media Studios produces or co-produces series for primetime, late night, longform, reality and digital media projects for a variety of broadcast networks as well as online outlets. Its current roster features the Emmy-winning comedies The Office, 30 Rock and hit dramas House (for Fox), Parenthood and Friday Night Lights (for DirecTV), among others. Many of these series have been honored with prestigious Emmy, Golden Globe, Peabody, SAG and AFI awards.





  [september 2010]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
   


· EVENT, THE (NBC)











[09/29/14 - 06:51 PM]
"Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Green Legend" to Premiere Simultaneously on Netflix and in Select Global IMAX(R) Theaters
Michelle Yeoh and Donnie Yen star in the Yuen Wo-Ping-directed film, due on August 28, 2015.

[09/29/14 - 01:55 PM]
"E:60's" Fall 2014 Season Premieres on ESPN this Tuesday, Sept. 30 at 8 p.m. ET Featuring Profiles of Chiefs Running Back Jamaal Charles and Seahawks Cornerback Richard Sherman
Other upcoming profiles include Cam Newton, Gerald McCoy, Jason Witten, Max Scherzer, Randy Johnson, and Rob Ryan.

[09/29/14 - 01:53 PM]
"Ray Donovan" Ends Season Two with Highest Rated Episode and Total Night in Series History
Showtime spins the numbers for Sunday, September 28.

[09/29/14 - 01:53 PM]
"Chicago P.D." Sets a New Series Record of 11.1 Million Viewers in Live+3
NBC further spins the numbers for Wednesday, September 24.

[09/29/14 - 01:44 PM]
ESPN Tips Off the College Basketball Season with Midnight Madness Coverage
This is the ninth year ESPNU Midnight Madness has provided coverage of the annual college basketball tradition.

[09/29/14 - 01:38 PM]
CBS to Win Premiere Week for the Sixth Consecutive Year
CBS spins the numbers for the week of September 22-28.

[09/29/14 - 01:21 PM]
New Performers Announced for "The 48th Annual CMA Awards" Airing Wednesday, November 5
Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town and The Band Perry will join previously announced performers Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton and Keith Urban.

[09/29/14 - 01:17 PM]
"Chicago Fire," "Chicago P.D." and "Law & Order: SVU" Stories Converge with Three-Part Crossover to Air Nov. 11-12
The three series will share a storyline about a child pornography ring that stretches from Chicago to New York and will arc over three episodes.

[09/29/14 - 12:46 PM]
NBC's "The Biggest Loser" Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary in October and Over 33,000 Pounds Lost in Show's First 15 Seasons
Including the season 16 contestants on the current edition, "The Biggest Loser: Glory Days," the series has helped 310 contestants dramatically transform their health and their lives.

[09/29/14 - 12:31 PM]
ABC Family Picks Up Network's First Procedural Drama "Stitchers" and Second Season of "Young & Hungry"
The former follows a young woman recruited into a covert government agency to be "stitched" into the minds of the recently deceased using their memories to investigate murders and decipher mysteries that otherwise would have gone to the grave.

[09/29/14 - 12:09 PM]
CBS's "The Dovekeepers" Starts Production in Malta Today
The four-hour limited event series is based on Alice Hoffman's acclaimed historical novel about a group of extraordinary women whose lives intersect in a fight for survival at the siege of Masada.

[09/29/14 - 12:00 PM]
"Empire" Books Naomi Campbell for Recurring Role
She will play an alluring woman involved in a steamy affair with the much-younger potential heir to his father's throne, Hakeem (Bryshere Gray), over whom she exercises considerable influence.

[09/29/14 - 10:39 AM]
National Geographic Channel Ramps Up Daytime Schedule with Programming from Nat Geo WILD and National Geographic Channels International
"This is an opportunity for us to reinvigorate our daytime schedule while taking advantage of the brand's diverse and extensive inventory," said Brad Dancer.

[09/29/14 - 10:34 AM]
Live+3: ABC's Wednesday Line-Up Sees Big Playback Gains
ABC further spins the numbers for Wednesday, September 24.

[09/29/14 - 10:22 AM]
Live+3s: "Red Band" Holds 100% of Premiere Rating After 3 Days of Delayed Viewing
FOX further spins the numbers for Wednesday, September 24.