Company Overview

Inspired by a rich heritage, Comcast has the experience, creativity and leadership to shape the future of media and technology.

Comcast brings together the best in media and technology. We drive innovation to create the world’s best entertainment and online experiences.

Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) is a global media and technology company with two primary businesses, Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal. Comcast Cable is the nation's largest video, high-speed Internet and phone provider to residential customers under the XFINITY brand and also provides these services to businesses. NBCUniversal operates news, entertainment and sports cable networks, the NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, television production operations, television station groups, Universal Pictures and Universal Parks and Resorts.

Comcast Cable

Comcast Cable is the nation's largest video, high-speed Internet and phone provider to residential customers under the XFINITY brand as well as to businesses. Comcast has invested in technology to build a sophisticated network that delivers the fastest broadband speeds, and brings customers personalized video, communications and home management offerings. Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) is a global media and technology company.

Technology

At Comcast Labs, we make innovative ideas a reality and bring them to market faster than ever before. Thousands of engineers, developers and user-experience designers harness the power of our world-class fiber-based network and the largest private cloud in the country to invent new ways to entertain, inform and enable new products and services for our customers. We create products that change industries and people’s lives, like video on demand, the X1 Platform, the XFINITY TV app and Powerboost, all of which were dreamed up at Comcast Labs. And through thePlatform, our independent online video subsidiary, we’re helping content providers and TV service providers around the globe to innovate and deliver the future of television across screens and devices.  

 

TV

Xfinity TV brings customers more of the content they love, wherever they are, on any device. The X1 platform is an Entertainment Operating System that gives customers an interactive TV experience, providing instant access to all of their entertainment. Leveraging Internet Protocol (IP) technology and Comcast’s cloud-enabled servers and network, the X1 platform enables customers to get integrated search, personalized recommendations and apps on TV. As part of cloud technology innovation, Comcast is currently rolling out the X1 DVR with cloud technology and live in-home streaming.

 

Internet

Xfinity Internet offers a wide range of flexible and reliable services, including the nation’s fastest Internet with our Extreme 505 tier and the nation’s fastest in-home WiFi via the Xfinity Wireless Gateway — all made possible through decades of investment in building a network that makes broadband widely available. Outside the home, Xfinity Internet provides our Internet customers free access to an expanding network of nearly one million WiFi hotspots in select cities from coast to coast. Internet customers have a dashboard called Xfinity Connect, an online portal to access email, contacts and calendars, to program DVRs and to listen to voicemail. To keep families safe while using the Internet, Comcast offers Constant Guard.

 

Internet Essentials

In 2011, Comcast launched the nation’s largest and most comprehensive broadband adoption program, Internet Essentials. It provides eligible families with low-cost broadband service for $9.95 a month, the option to purchase an Internet-ready computer for less than $150, and access to free digital literacy training in print, online and in person. In two and a half years, Internet Essentials has connected more than 300,000 low-income families, or approximately 1.2 million Americans, to the power of the Internet at home.

 

Communications

Comcast is reimaging how people communicate with Xfinity Voice.


Xfinity Voice is a modern phone service that combines the reliability of traditional home phone with the features of a smartphone. Voice customers have a dashboard called Xfinity Connect, a central online location to check email, listen to and forward voicemail, send text messages, and manage your address book, calendar, and DVR. The Xfinity Connect Mobile app makes the same possible on the go. Voice 2go, a feature of Xfinity Voice, allows families to use up to four personal phone numbers to make calls and text for free when using a WiFi network in the home or on the move. 

 

Mobile

We live in a world that is becoming increasingly more connected and more mobile. Through an agreement with Verizon Wireless, Comcast is making its best video, voice and Internet offerings available over the country’s fastest and most reliable 4G mobile network. At the same time, Xfinity Internet customers are also able to access an expanding network of free WiFi hotspots in select cities from coast to coast. Nearly one million hotspots are located in high-traffic areas like train stations and platforms, shopping districts and malls, and parks. Also, a wide range of free downloadable Xfinity apps for Apple and Android devices help customers stay connected to the people and entertainment they love wherever they are.

 

Home

Comcast is making tomorrow’s smart home a reality today with Xfinity Home, a broadband and cloud-based platform that provides next-generation home security, control and energy management features. Xfinity Home allows customers to stay connected to their home and family through the use of an interactive Web portal, mobile devices and the free Xfinity Home app. In addition to 24/7 professional monitoring, Xfinity Home provides home control and remote energy management services that include lighting controls, digital thermostats, live video monitoring, water and carbon monoxide detection, custom text and email alerts, remote arming and disarming capabilities, and many more features.

 

Customer Experience

Comcast has created a 24/7 support infrastructure to meet our customers’ needs in an ever-evolving technological world and provides support on the phone and online via Twitter, Facebook, forums and most social media platforms. Comcast is committed to offering next-generation self-service options as part of its ongoing focus to give customers more choice and control, including mobile bill pay options and the ability to perform service diagnostic checks from a computer or mobile device and manage appointments from Comcast.com.

Comcast backs it products by a Customer Guarantee — our promise to provide a consistently superior experience via our 24/7 customer service, two-hour appointment windows and on-time arrival. Additionally, Comcast takes the worry out of setting up or transferring XFINITY services with the Movers Edge Program and allows customers to connect our service to more of their devices with a new level of technical help, XFINITY Signature Support.

 

Comcast Business

Comcast Business provides advanced communications solutions to help companies of all sizes be more productive. With a range of Internet, Ethernet, Voice and Video services, all backed by 24/7 support, Comcast Business is continuously innovating to deliver technology that can scale as a business grows and new technology trends emerge. Our Business Class Ethernet is significantly faster and more cost-effective than legacy technologies. It provides the high-performance network necessary to support complex data needs and offers scalable speeds up to 10 Gbps. Also, we recently introduced Upware, a suite of cloud-based business solutions that can be purchased through one integrated web portal.

 

Advertising

Together, Comcast and NBCUniversal are the nation’s largest video advertiser. The advertising sales division of Comcast Cable, Comcast Spotlight, helps local, regional and national advertisers reach fragmented audiences by creating custom, multiscreen marketing solutions. Spotlight delivers effective, targeted campaigns by going beyond traditional advertising and utilizing demographically focused cable networks, interactive television advertising, geographically focused online advertising and On Demand marketing. Our dynamic ad insertion allows for advertisements to be easily changed at any time in On Demand programs, giving advertisers greater flexibility to ensure their ads remain timely and relevant. Through our affiliation agreements with other cable television providers, telecommunications providers and satellite TV, we reach more than 80 markets and approximately 34 million homes. 

 

Comcast Foundation

The Comcast Foundation was founded by Comcast Corporation in June 1999 to provide charitable support to qualified non-profit organizations. The Foundation primarily invests in programs intended to have a positive, sustainable impact on communities. The Foundation has three community investment priorities — promoting community service, expanding digital literacy and building tomorrow’s leaders. Since its inception, the Comcast Foundation has donated more than $122 million to organizations in the communities nationwide that Comcast serves.

 

NBCUniversal

NBCUniversal 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. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group and world-renowned theme parks.

NBCUniversal Cable Networks

Our Cable Networks segment operates a diversified portfolio of 15 national cable networks, 15 regional sports and news networks, more than 60 international channels, and digital media properties consisting primarily of brand-aligned and other websites, including Fandango and iVillage.

Bravo Media presents inventive original programming that taps into the network’s “passion groups” of food, fashion, beauty, design and pop culture. Delivering breakout stars and ratings juggernauts to the most upscale and educated audience in cable, the network earned its sixth consecutive record-breaking year in 2011 in ratings and financial performance.  

Bravo’s critically acclaimed series include the Emmy Award-winning Top Chef, Emmy-nominated Inside the Actors Studio and ever-popular Real Housewives franchise. The network is expanding into scripted programming with its first project expected to air in 2013. Creating a more immersive experience for viewers beyond the television screen, the network continues to drive the conversation through popular digital offerings such as Bravo Now, @BravoTV and Bravo Talk Bubble.  

Available in more than 95 million homes, Bravo has been an NBCUniversal cable network since December 2002 and was the first television service dedicated to film and the performing arts when it launched in December 1980.


Chiller is the only cable channel devoted to delivering viewers round-the-clock scares. Chiller’s eclectic slate of adrenaline-fueled, soul-stirring entertainment includes a broad offering of films, including feature-length premieres every Friday, international programming (Afterlife, Apparitions), documentary and reality shows (Fear Factor), anthology series (Masters of Horror) and some of the most thought-provoking and suspenseful series ever on television (The X-Files, Tales from the Darkside, Twin Peaks, Millennium). Chiller is currently available in 40 million homes. Chiller. Scary Good.

Cloo is the destination for crime and mystery. We’re obsessed, addicted and passionate about these genres, but we don’t take ourselves too seriously. The network boasts the best catalogue of crime and mystery programming, from original series and contemporary scripted dramas to iconic programs and the genre’s best movies. Cloo is available in more than 38 million homes. 

E! is television’s top destination for all things entertainment and pop culture. E! is available to 98 million cable and satellite subscribers in the United States. E! content is accessible on all new media platforms anytime and anywhere from online (E! Online recently re-launched with unique features and functionality) to broadband video, wireless, radio and video on demand. Overall, E! delivers more original programming than any other network, seven days a week, 365 days a year. Popular programming includes E! core franchises E! News, The Soup, Fashion Police and Chelsea Lately as well as the network’s hit series Keeping Up with the Kardashians and Married to Jonas. Additionally, E!’s Live from the Red Carpet signature events keep fans connected to their favorite stars on Hollywood’s biggest nights.   

Esquire Network is a lifestyle and entertainment network featuring programming that speaks to classic and contemporary passions and interests, from fashion and style to food and drink, travel and women and relationships. Building on Esquire’s 80 years of unparalleled insight into what makes men tick, the network will debut September 23, 2013 in 75 million homes nationwide, as well as online, mobile, On Demand, Esquire TV Now (TVE) and other platforms. Esquire Network is a strategic partnership between NBCUniversal and Hearst Magazines.   

G4 offers the last word on gaming, technology, animation and interactivity for young men. The network has given today’s digital generation a television home. The No. 1 podcasted cable network in America, G4 is available in 62 million cable and satellite homes nationwide. G4tv.com is a top Web destination for video game news and information. The network’s popular original programming includes Attack of the Show!, X-Play and American Ninja Warrior. G4 also continues to expand its live event coverage at CES, Comic-Con, E3, Tokyo Game Show and more. G4’s Multiplex features content on all possible digital platforms, including G4tv.com, G4 Mobile, G4 Podcasts, G4 on Demand, G4 Video Player, G4 Wii Portal and G4 PS3 Portal. 

Golf Channel is a multimedia golf entertainment and services company based in Orlando, FL. The Golf Channel cable network, co-founded by Arnold Palmer, is available in more than 120 million homes worldwide through cable, satellite and wireless companies. Exclusive partnerships with the world’s top tours allow Golf Channel to feature more live golf coverage than all other networks combined, added to a programming schedule distinguished by golf’s best news, instruction and original programming. Golf Channel’s digital platform of businesses is led by www.GolfChannel.com, a leading golf destination on the Internet, delivering unmatched coverage of the world of golf, as well as other services that help the recreational player with how to play, what to play and where to play golf.

MSNBC is the premier destination for in-depth analysis of daily headlines, insightful political commentary and informed perspectives. Reaching more than 95 million households worldwide, MSNBC offers a full schedule of live news coverage, political opinions and award-winning documentary programming — 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 

mun2 is the leading Hispanic cable network for young millennial adults ages 18-34. From reality to music, on-air to digital, mun2 creates original content that resonates across a multiscreen platform. Young, vibrant and unabashedly Latino, mun2 is distributed to more than 38 million households.

NBC Sports Network is the 24/7 cable platform for NBC Sports’ rich heritage of unmatched storytelling, best-in-class production and the use of broad promotion to make big events bigger. Now in more than 79 million homes, NBC Sports Network serves sports fans by airing coverage of the Olympic Games and Trials as well as the National Hockey League (NHL), Major League Soccer (MLS), IZOD Indy Car Series, Tour de France, major college football and basketball, horse racing surrounding the Triple Crown, among other events. The network’s original programming, such as Costas Tonight, NFL Turning Point and NBC Sports Talk, exemplifies NBC Sports’ ability to tell stories and provide meaningful, relevant content. The network is also home to the best outdoor programming on television. NBC Sports Network, which prides itself on serving sports fans across multiple platforms, is distributed via cable, satellite and telecommunications operators throughout the United States.

Oxygen Media is a multiplatform entertainment brand that delivers relevant and engaging content to young women who like to “live out loud.” Through a vast array of unconventional and original content, including The Glee Project, Bad Girls Club and Best Ink, the growing cable network is the premier destination to find unique and groundbreaking unscripted programming. The Glee Project is the winner of a 2012 Gracie Award for Outstanding Reality Show. A social media trendsetter, Oxygen is a leading force in engaging modern young women, wherever they are, with popular, award-winning features online including www.OxygenLive.com, the real-time social viewing party that is also available as an app for the iPhone and iPad.

Available in more than 50 million homes, Sprout is the first 24-hour preschool destination available on TV, on demand and online for children ages 2-5 and their parents and caregivers. The channel, which launched in September 2005 along with its website (SproutOnline.com), is the only channel that follows the day of a preschooler from breakfast to bedtime with its distinctive, interactive programming and original hosted blocks. Sprout’s video on demand offering is the No. 1 on demand service for younger children, with more than 1 billion views. Sprout is a partnership among NBCUniversal, PBS, Sesame Workshop and Apax Funds. Its program lineup of gold-standard, curriculum-based preschool shows include Sesame Street, Bob the Builder, Barney & Friends, The Wiggles, Caillou, Pajanimals, Thomas & Friends, LazyTown and more.

Syfy is a media destination for imagination-based entertainment. With year-round acclaimed original series, events, blockbuster movies, classic science fiction and fantasy programming, a dynamic website (www.syfy.com) and a portfolio of adjacent businesses (Syfy Ventures), Syfy is a passport to limitless possibilities. Currently in more than 98 million homes, Syfy was launched in 1992 as SCI FI Channel. Syfy. Imagine greater. 
 

Universal Cable Productions creates innovative and critically acclaimed original scripted and digital content across multiple media platforms and outlets for domestic and international distribution. Universal Cable Productions produces Covert Affairs, Fairly Legal, In Plain Sight, Psych, Royal Pains and Suits for USA; and Defiance, Eureka and Warehouse 13 for Syfy.

Universal HD offers the best of NBCUniversal in 100 percent 1080i HD, 24/7. Programming includes premier sporting events, unedited and uninterrupted films, and award-winning series. Universal HD is available in 55 million homes.

Universal Sports, a partnership between NBC Sports and InterMedia Partners, LP, is the premier multiplatform media destination for Olympic-related sports programming in the United States. Offering more than 1,200 hours of original programming each year, Universal Sports has exclusive rights to world and national championship events in a wide array of sports, including swimming, track and field, gymnastics, volleyball, skiing, figure skating and rugby. Whether on television, online or on the go with mobile and tablet applications, Universal Sports offers a four-screen experience to fans of global sports every day of the year.

The No. 1 network in all of basic cable, USA Network is seen in 115 million U.S. homes. USA is a leader in scripted programming with a powerful stable of originals, including Suits, Necessary Roughness, White Collar, Royal Pains, Burn Notice, Psych, Covert Affairs, Common Law, Fairly Legal and the recent limited event series Political Animals. The network offers 52 weeks of spectacular live television with WWE Monday Night Raw and is home to the best in blockbuster theatrical films, a broad portfolio of acquired series and entertainment events. A trailblazer in digital innovation and storytelling, USA is defining, driving and setting the industry standard for social TV. Characters Welcome.

The Weather Channel Companies (TWCC) are made up of The Weather Channel television network, TWC digital properties, Weather Underground, and WSI and Weather Central, its professional division. TWC is based in Atlanta and is seen in more than 100 million U.S. households. TWCC operates Weatherscan, a 24-hour all-local weather network, and The Weather Channel Radio Network. The most popular source of weather news and information, TWCC properties reach 60 million monthly Web consumers (weather.com and desktop) and 30 million monthly mobile users (mobile Web and applications), and TWCC offers the second most popular mobile app on all smartphones. TWCC is owned by a consortium made up of NBCUniversal and the private equity firms The Blackstone Group and Bain Capital.

Fandango, the nation’s leading moviegoer destination, sells tickets to nearly 20,000 screens across the country. Fandango entertains and informs consumers with reviews, commentary, celebrity interviews and trailers, and offers the ability to quickly select a film, plan where and when to see it and conveniently buy tickets in advance. At many theaters, fans can print their tickets at home or receive them as a paperless mobile ticket on their smartphones. Fandango’s top-ranking movie ticketing apps, with 26 million downloads, are available on the iPhone and iPad, Android, BlackBerry, Windows Phone 7 and many other platforms. Fandango is enjoyed by more than 41 million online and mobile visitors per month.

Hulu is an online TV service with a mission to help people find and enjoy the world’s premium content when, where and how they want it. As we pursue this mission, we aspire to create a service that users, advertisers and content owners unabashedly love. Hulu was founded in 2007 and is operated by an independent team. NBCUniversal, News Corporation, The Walt Disney Company, Providence Equity Partners and the Hulu team share in the ownership of the company. 

iVillage is the largest content-driven community for women online. Every day, women come to iVillage to connect, share advice, find life tools and engage in conversations that matter most to them in the areas of pregnancy, parenting, health, food, entertainment, beauty and style. Additional businesses and brand extensions within iVillage include iVillage UK, Dinnertool.com, Astrology.com and GardenWeb.com.

 

NBCUniversal Broadcast Television

Our Broadcast Television segment operates the NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, which together serve audiences and advertisers in all 50 states, including the largest U.S. metropolitan areas. Our Broadcast Television segment also includes our owned and operated NBC and Telemundo local television stations, our broadcast television production operations, and our related digital media properties.

NBC Entertainment develops and schedules programming for the network’s primetime, late-night and daytime schedules. NBC’s quality programs and balanced lineup have earned the network critical acclaim, numerous awards and ratings success. The network has earned more Emmy Awards than any network in television history.  

NBC’s roster of popular scripted series includes critically acclaimed comedies like Parks and Recreation. Dramas on NBC include The Blacklist, Parenthood and Chicago Fire. Unscripted series include The Voice, American Ninja Warrior and the summer hit America’s Got Talent. NBC’s late-night story is highlighted by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Late Night with Seth Meyers, Last Call with Carson Daly and Saturday Night Live. NBC Daytime’s Days of Our Lives consistently finishes among daytime’s top programs in the valuable women ages 18-34 category.


NBC News is a leading source of global news and information operating for 80 years. Every week, NBC News provides more than 30 hours of television news programming, including the top-rated NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams, Today and Meet the Press programs. NBC is the only broadcast news division with an affiliated cable channel, MSNBC, which provides 24-hour-a-day coverage of news events around the globe. The continuously growing online presence of NBC News, NBC News Digital, includes NBCNews.com, theGrio.com, NBCLatino.com, NBCPolitics.com, EducationNation.com, TODAY.com, NightlyNews.com, BreakingNews.com, and Newsvine.com.
In addition to its leading news programs and wide range of digital platforms, the network’s portfolio includes
NBC News Radio, a network of more than 750 affiliates nationwide; Peacock Productions, an award-winning in house production company; NBC Learn, the network’s educational arm; NBCUniversal Archives, a sales website leveraging NBC News’ archival content; and NBC Publishing, a digital publishing group.

NBC Sports is synonymous with superior production that elevates the event, broad promotion and mutually beneficial partnerships. Known as America’s Olympic Network, NBC has broadcast 16 Olympic Games, more than any other network. Its ability to amass large audiences with broad promotion, particularly for the Olympics, has resulted in NBC Sports broadcasting 10 of the top 11 most-watched events in U.S. television history.  

NBC Sports partners with numerous leagues and governing bodies to broadcast some of the most prestigious properties in sports, including Sunday Night Football on NBC and Notre Dame football, the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes, NASCAR and Formula 1, the Premier League, the U.S. Open Championship and the Ryder Cup, the NHL Winter Classic and NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs and Final, and the French Open.

NBC Owned Television Stations is the division of NBCUniversal that includes 28 NBC and Telemundo local television stations, a regional cable news channel and their associated websites and digital platforms, as well as a group of out-of-home properties, a production company, an in-house marketing and promotions company and COZI TV (www.cozitv.com). The local stations, which can be viewed in 36 percent of U.S. homes and Puerto Rico, produce and deliver compelling and unique local news, information and entertainment programming to viewers in the communities they serve, with a goal of connecting to their English and Spanish-speaking audiences anytime and anywhere.

NBC 4 New York / WNBC
NBC4 Southern California / KNBC
NBC 5 Chicago / WMAQ
NBC10 Philadelphia / WCAU
NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth / KXAS
NBC Bay Area / KNTV
NBC4 Washington / WRC
NBC 6 South Florida / WTVJ
NBC 7 San Diego / KNSD
NBC Connecticut / WVIT

New England Cable News (NECN) is the largest 24-hour regional news network in the country, specializing in long-form journalism and serving more than 3.6 million subscribers in more than 1,050 cities and towns in all six New England states. It is also part of the NBC Owned Television Station group. 



NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations is the division of NBCUniversal that includes 28 NBC and Telemundo local television stations, a regional cable news channel and their associated websites and digital platforms, as well as a group of out-of-home properties, a production company, an in-house marketing and promotions company and COZI TV (www.cozitv.com). The local stations, which can be viewed in 36 percent of U.S. homes and Puerto Rico, produce and deliver compelling and unique local news, information and entertainment programming to viewers in the communities they serve, with a goal of connecting to their English and Spanish-speaking audiences anytime and anywhere.

Telemundo is a Spanish-language broadcast network that leads the industry in the production and distribution of high-quality Spanish-language content across its multiplatform portfolio for U.S. Hispanics and audiences around the world. Telemundo reaches 94 percent of U.S. Hispanic viewers in 210 markets through its 16 owned stations, 47 broadcast affiliates and more than 1,000 cable affiliates. Telemundo also owns independent Spanish-language television station WKAQ in Puerto Rico.

Telemundo Owned Stations:
KVEA (Los Angeles)
WNJU (New York)
WSCV (Miami)      
KTMD (Houston)
WSNS (Chicago)
KXTX (Dallas/Fort Worth)
KVDA (San Antonio)

KTAZ (Phoenix)
KSTS (San Francisco/San Jose)
KNSO (Fresno)
KDEN (Denver)
KBLR (Las Vegas)
KHRR (Tuscon)
WNEU (Boston/Merrimack)
WWSI (Philadelphia)
KTLM (Harlingen)
WKAQ (Puerto Rico)

Universal Television produces some of television’s most critically acclaimed and successful programs for broadcast networks and online outlets in a variety of dayparts and genres. Its current roster features critical favorites like Parks and Recreation, as well as dramas Parenthood and Grimm, among others. Additionally, the studio, along with Wolf Films, produces Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, which is part of the most successful drama series brand in television history. Many of these series have been honored with prestigious Emmy, Golden Globe, Peabody, SAG, AFI and Humanitas Awards.

Late-night programs include NBC’s successful The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Late Night with Seth Meyers, Saturday Night Live and Last Call with Carson Daly.

 

NBCUniversal Integrated Media

NBCUniversal Integrated Media (IM) works across the company’s vast portfolio of on-air and online properties to develop custom, innovative content and marketing solutions for our clients. As a leading strategic and creative partner to marketers, IM taps its unparalleled consumer insights to forge powerful brand connections with highly targeted audience segments on a broad scale. The group also spearheads several cross-company initiatives, including Women at NBCU, Green Is Universal, Hispanics at NBCU and Healthy at NBCU, which enable brands to more deeply engage with key consumer groups and integrate messages around important issues, such as health and the environment.

 

Filmed Entertainment

Filmed Entertainment consists of the operations of Universal Pictures, which produces, acquires, markets and distributes filmed entertainment worldwide in various media formats for theatrical, home entertainment, television and other distribution platforms. The segment also develops, produces and licenses stage plays and has content that consists of theatrical films, direct-to-video titles and a film library comprised of approximately 4,500 titles.

Universal Pictures creates and distributes theatrical and non-theatrical filmed entertainment for a growing global marketplace. Universal’s theatrical slate includes films developed internally, along with co-productions, acquisitions and films developed by outside partners and distributed by the studio.

Universal Pictures also produces, acquires and distributes direct-to-DVD titles, classic titles from the Universal library, consumer products and specialty motion pictures under Focus Features. Through its international production group, the studio partners with leading international film companies to make and acquire films for wide commercial release or distribution in specific countries. Universal’s content is released across traditional and digital distribution channels, including theatrical exhibition, physical and electronic home entertainment, pay and free television, and subscription video on demand services.


For almost a century, Universal has been known for its diverse slate of films. These include classics such as Jaws, E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial, the Jurassic Park series and Mamma Mia!; high-concept comedies like Bruce Almighty, The 40-Year-Old Virgin and Knocked Up and Les Miserables; and homegrown franchises such as Back to the Future, Meet the Parents, Fast and Furious and the Bourne series. In addition to filmed entertainment, Universal produces live stage productions, including the cultural phenomenon Wicked and the 10-time Tony Award-winning Billy Elliot The Musical.
 

Focus Features and Focus Features International comprise a singular global company. This worldwide studio makes original and daring films that challenge the mainstream to embrace and enjoy voices and visions from around the world and that deliver global commercial success. The company operates as Focus Features in North America and as Focus Features International (FFI) in the rest of the world and celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2012. The company’s popular and acclaimed movies have included Brokeback Mountain, Lost in Translation, Milk, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Moonrise Kingdom and Dallas Buyers Club.

Universal Studios Home Entertainment (USHE) markets and distributes NBCUniversal’s contemporary and classic theatrical and television product, spanning properties from the company’s Universal Pictures, Focus Features and NBCUniversal Media Studios, as well as DVD original titles from Universal 1440 Entertainment and select third-party productions, including entertainment from Open Road Films and Mattel. The company is also leading the way in exploring innovative technologies and in developing and adapting dynamic new initiatives for the burgeoning home entertainment market, including the adoption of UltraViolet, which allows consumers to instantly stream and download movies and TV shows they own from a cloud-based ecosystem.

USHE’s vast catalog includes more than 4,000 feature films and thousands of television episodes, making it one of the largest and most celebrated in the industry. Among its most-prized properties are the film franchises the Bourne series, Despicable Me, The Fast and The Furious, The Mummy, The Hulk, American Pie, Bring It On, Jurassic Park, Curious George and the legendary monster movies.

Universal Pictures markets and distributes films internationally through Universal Pictures International (UPI), which officially began doing business on January 1, 2007. In the United Kingdom, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, German-speaking Switzerland, Benelux, France, Russia, Australia, Mexico and India, UPI directly markets and distributes movies through our local offices, creating campaigns and release strategies that respond to the culture and market behavior of those territories. In other parts of the world, Universal distributes through Paramount’s local offices as it transitions out of the formerly shared UPI model. In some smaller territories we continue to work through UPI on theatrical distribution.

 

Parks & Resorts

Universal Parks & Resorts has created some of the world’s most popular entertainment vacation destinations. Each year, millions of guests visit Universal’s theme parks in Florida, California, Singapore and Japan to experience thrilling, world-famous attractions that combine the world’s most beloved stories and characters from film and television with innovative ride and show technology. NBCUniversal wholly owns Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando Resort, and has license and operating agreements with Universal Studios Japan and Universal Studios Singapore.

Universal Studios Hollywood is “The Entertainment Capital of L.A.” and a movie- and television-based theme park offering guests the authenticity of a working movie studio. The theme park features such groundbreaking rides and attractions as "Transformers: The Ride 3-D," "King Kong: 360 3D" created by Peter Jackson, "Revenge of the Mummy — The Ride," "Jurassic Park — The Ride," "The Simpsons Ride" and "Shrek 4-D." Universal Studios’ signature attraction is the renowned, behind-the-scenes Studio Tour, providing guests access to one of the industry’s largest movie and television production facilities. Adjacent to the world-famous theme park is Universal CityWalk, an open-air leisure and nightlife complex providing an array of “always unexpected” entertainment options.

Universal Orlando Resort is home to some of the world’s most innovative theme park attractions — all of which are based on pop culture’s most compelling films, stories and characters. It is the only Orlando destination where guests are not just entertained but where they become part of the most exhilarating entertainment ever created. Guests can experience two theme parks — Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure; three magnificently themed on-site hotels — Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, Hard Rock Hotel and Loews Royal Pacific Resort; and a 30-acre nighttime entertainment complex called Universal CityWalk, featuring clubs, shops, dining, a 24-theater cineplex and a permanent Blue Man Group show. Located within Universal’s Islands of Adventure is “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter,” a spectacularly themed area where the stories of Harry Potter come to life. Recently opened at Universal Studios Florida is “Despicable Me Minion Mayhem,” an attraction that brings the fun and heartwarming story of the popular Universal film Despicable Me to life.

 

Comcast-Spectacor

Comcast-Spectacor is the Philadelphia-based sports and entertainment firm that has established itself as a leader in the sports management industry, providing high quality sports and entertainment to millions of fans around the world. The company operates in 46 of the 50 United States.

Global Spectrum

Global Spectrum manages public assembly venues in the United States, Canada, the Middle East and Southeast Asia with an ever-increasing international presence. The company hosts a wide array of popular sports and entertainment, trade shows, performing arts and other special events. Global Spectrum is the fastest growing firm in the public assembly management field. It provides complete management and operational services to its clients and offers a full service, in-house marketing department at all of its facilities to increase ticket sales and to enhance the image of its facilities.

 

Ovations Food Services

Ovations Food Services provides food and beverage services to stadiums, arenas, convention centers, fairgrounds, expo-centers, hotels, casinos, racetracks, zoos, performing arts centers and amphitheaters throughout the country. Ranked as one of the top 10 food service companies in the United States, Ovations Food Services provides creative solutions and delivers fresh experiences to fans and guests alike. Ovations offers clients over a century of food service management experience with specialty catering and fine dining. Considered by many as the best managed and most innovative food service company in the industry, Ovations’ results-oriented senior management team has extensive experience in managing some of the nation’s most prominent facilities.

 

Paciolan

Founded in 1980, Paciolan has provided sports and entertainment venues with the software needed to facilitate automated ticketing. Today, Paciolan is a technology leader that offers a fully integrated ticketing, marketing and fundraising solution that allows venues to manage their customer relationships, brand and revenue potential. Paciolan helps venues to fill empty seats, capture unrealized revenues, strengthen their brands and foster intimate and profitable customer relationships.

 

Philadelphia Flyers

The Philadelphia Flyers are one of the premier franchises in the National Hockey League. The Flyers have built a legacy of great achievement, highlighted by two Stanley Cup victories and numerous appearances in the Stanley Cup Finals. The organization’s commitment to the fans and to the community, and its zest for entertaining and winning hockey, has made the Flyers a winning team on and off of the ice. The spirit and memory of Stanley Cup victories in 1974 and 1975 are kept alive and vivid through activities of the Flyers Alumni. In 1976, the Flyers administration, players and wives created and presented a fan-centered, charitable fundraising event, The Flyers Wives Fight for Lives Carnival, which has become the model for all sports fundraisers throughout North America. 

 

Wells Fargo Center

One of the world’s busiest arenas, the 20,000-seat Wells Fargo Center is home to the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association, the Philadelphia Flyers of the National Hockey League, the Philadelphia Wings of the National Lacrosse League and the Philadelphia Soul of the Arena Football League. Since opening its doors for the first time on August 31, 1996, the Wells Fargo Center has hosted a variety of nationally followed events, from figure skating championships to the Stanley Cup Final, from NBA All-Star games to political conventions. Every guest in this state-of-the-art arena enjoys the best in sports, music and entertainment.

 

Front Row Marketing Services

Front Row Marketing Services is the industry’s leading firm in creating, identifying and selling new revenue streams at facilities. The company serves a number of Global Spectrum accounts; however, it also has its own list of clients, including authorities, sports teams, educational facilities and ad agencies. Front Row Marketing provides innovative consulting services to develop effective sports and entertainment marketing, sponsorship and advertising strategies.

 

XFINITY Live! Philadelphia

XFINITY Live! Philadelphia is the new dining and entertainment district centered in the heart of the South Philadelphia Sports Complex. The district is anchored by six main venues: Victory Beer Hall, Spectrum Grill, Broad Street Bullies Pub, Philly MarketPlace, PBR Bar and Grill Philadelphia and the first-ever NBC Sports Arena. Outdoors, XFINITY Live! Philadelphia features an event plaza with a Sony LED video board and a permanent stage for live entertainment.

 

Flyers Skate Zone

Flyers Skate Zone is a group of four community ice skating rinks throughout the Philadelphia region that provides a total entertainment experience for the entire family. The Virtua Center Flyers Skate Zone in Voorhees, NJ also serves as the practice facility for the Philadelphia Flyers. More than 1 million people visit Flyers Skate Zone each year, including more than 55,000 public skaters, 10,000 birthday party participants and 4,000 tournament participants.

 

Comcast-Spectacor Charities

Comcast-Spectacor Charities, the charitable arm of Comcast-Spectacor, is committed to improving the quality of life in the greater Philadelphia region through contributions, donations, player appearances and random gifts of kindness on behalf of the company’s entities, which include the Philadelphia Flyers, the Wells Fargo Center and Global Spectrum. Since its inception, the Comcast-Spectacor Foundation has contributed nearly $23 million to charity. Through events and programs, such as the The Flyers Wives Fight for Lives Carnival and Flyers Players Basket Auction, the principal focus of the Foundation is to help support non-profit organizations that provide educational and recreational resources to underserved youth and causes that engage in medical research and other important healthcare initiatives.

 

Comcast Ventures

Comcast Ventures, the venture capital affiliate of Comcast Corporation, invests in innovative businesses that represent the next generation of entertainment, communications and digital technology by partnering with entrepreneurs who have the vision, passion and tenacity to succeed. Most investments are in the advertising, consumer, enterprise and infrastructure sectors. Comcast Ventures provides its portfolio companies with countless resources, relationships and know-how to help them perform at the highest possible levels. 

Comcast Ventures

By combining the best characteristics of traditional venture funds with the technical insight, scale and experience of a strategic investor, Comcast Ventures offers a best-in-class value proposition for entrepreneurs, portfolio companies, partnering investors and the Comcast family of companies.