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, world-renowned theme parks, and a suite of leading Internet-based businesses.
NBCUniversal Cable Networks
NBCUniversal Cable networks engage a wide variety of audiences on multiple platforms. From drama and comedy, to unscripted series, from the latest in news and sports, to fashion and kids, our cable networks and digital media properties offer viewers and advertisers unsurpassed value and interest.
Our Cable Networks segment operates a diversified portfolio of 16 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. Our popular cable networks include Bravo Media, consistently the fastest growing ad-supported cable entertainment network; Sprout, the first 24-hour preschool destination available on TV; and USA Network, the number 1 network in all of basic cable. Among the diverse digital media properties of NBCUniversal are Fandango, the nation’s leading moviegoer destination; and Hulu with hit television shows, clips and movies from more than 230 top content companies.
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.
Founded in 1926, NBC is the nation’s first national broadcast network. Today, the NBC television network gives viewers a combination of NBC’s national programming and the local programming of more than 200 affiliated stations. Through its extensive network, Spanish-language broadcast network Telemundo reaches U.S. Hispanic viewers in 210 markets through its 17 owned stations, broadcast and MVPD affiliates. Telemundo is the second largest provider of Spanish-language content worldwide and syndicates content to more than 100 countries in over 35 languages. NBC News has long been a trusted source of global news and information for American audiences, while NBC Sports Group continues to deliver some of the most-watched events on television, including the top-rated NBC Sunday Night Football and decades of Olympic Games. Comcast and NBC are bringing these broadcasts to more audiences on devices in and out of the home.
Filmed Entertainment consists of the operations of Universal Pictures and Focus Features which produce, acquire, market and distribute filmed entertainment worldwide in various media formats for theatrical, home entertainment, television and other distribution platforms.
Universal Pictures and Focus Features create and distribute filmed entertainment for a growing global marketplace. Since pioneering the motion picture business more than a century ago, Universal has become known for its diverse slate of hits, including classics such as Jaws, E.T: The Extra-Terrestrial, Jurassic Park and Les Miserables; offbeat comedies like Bridesmaids and Ted; and popular franchises such as Back to the Future, Despicable Me, and The Fast and the Furious. Focus Features makes original, daring films such as Brokeback Mountain, Lost in Translation, Moonrise Kingdom, Dallas Buyers Club and the Theory of Everything. Universal and Focus distribute their pictures internationally through theaters, and in homes through DVDs and digital media platforms, TV and on demand.
In 2016, NBCUniversal announced the acquisition of DreamWorks Animation. One of the world's most admired family brands, DreamWorks Animation creates animated feature films, television series and specials, live entertainment and related consumer products. The studio is part of Universal Filmed Entertainment Group, which includes Universal Pictures, Fandango, and NBCUniversal Brand Development.
Parks & Resorts
Universal Parks & Resorts, a unit of Comcast NBCUniversal, offers guests around the globe today’s most relevant and popular entertainment experiences. With three-time Academy Award winner Steven Spielberg as creative consultant, its theme parks are known for immersive experiences that feature some of the world’s most thrilling and technologically advanced film- and television-based attractions.
Comcast NBCUniversal wholly owns Universal Studios Hollywood, which includes Universal CityWalk Hollywood. It also owns Universal Orlando Resort, a destination resort with two theme parks (Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure), four resort hotels, and Universal CityWalk Orlando. In addition, Comcast NBCUniversal owns a majority interest in Universal Studios Japan, in Osaka and has a license agreement with Universal Studios Singapore at Resorts World Sentosa, Singapore. The company has also announced plans for a theme park in Beijing.