So here is the good news...while the short term is challenging, what comes after looks incredibly bright. Our parent company Comcast is strong and is doing a great job keeping a large part of this country connected. And when we think ahead to 2021, we have a lot to look forward to. The virus will pass, our world will return to normal, and when it does, we will be poised to have one of the busiest and most exciting years in our company’s history. … [Read more...] about NBCUniversal CEO Jeff Shell Tests Positive for Coronavirus
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From morning to late night, our talent and news anchors have also been doing their part to inform and entertain from their homes. From Savannah reporting from her basement and Al doing the weather from his living room to Jimmy performing his monologue on his front steps and Seth hosting his new segment, A Closer Look, from home to Maria Celeste hosting Al Rojo Vivo from her dining room, and many CNBC, local stations and E! News correspondents reporting from home as well – we continue to deliver the best in live news and entertainment, despite the circumstances. … [Read more...] about NBCUniversal CEO Jeff Shell Tested Positive For Cornavirus, Says NBCU Created $150M Fund To Help Employees
If the coronavirus threat continues through the spring and even early summer, Americans’ self-isolation could give Quibi a captive audience primed to take advantage of its lengthy 90-day free trial. "If you can’t go to school and you can’t go to work, odds are you’ve got more time on your hands than ever before," suggests LightShed Partners media analyst Rich Greenfield, who is generally optimistic about the service’s chances of catching on with consumers. "It bodes well for a mobile video launch." But Quibi is a product designed to be viewed on the go (and only available on a mobile device). Says Needham & Co. entertainment analyst Laura Martin, "Their value proposition just went down in a world where everyone’s quarantined in their home with their television and trying to fill five hours." … [Read more...] about As Jeffrey Katzenberg’s Quibi Races Toward Launch, Will a Changed World Help or Hurt?