Broadcast News

Bookmark and Share
31/08/2010

NBC Universal Digital Studio And Syfy Join Forces On New Comedy

NBC Universal Digital Studio has partnered with Syfy to distribute FCU: Fact Checker's Unit, a scripted comedy for both US domestic and international distribution.
The series will be distributed by Universal Networks International on the digital platforms of Syfy in the United Kingdom, Syfy Universal throughout Asia/Pacific, Sci-Fi Channel in Australia, as well as Syfy US iTunes in the United States. This premiere marks the first time a digital series has been distributed globally at launch.
Cameron Death, Senior Vice President & General Manager, NBC Universal Digital Studio, said: "Global brands, in this case Samsung, need a single-source partner to handle production and global distribution and this is something we're uniquely positioned to do.
"As the leading producer and distributor of original digital content, we are excited to garner learnings from global markets and roll them back into both our international and domestic efforts."
The eight-episode digital series is based on a short film of the same name and reunites creators and original cast members, Peter Karinen and Brian Sacca, and creator and director Dan Beers. It also features a recurring appearance by actress Kristen Schaal (Flight of the Conchords).
Jason Kearne, Vice President of Universal Networks Interactive, said: "This is an exciting new venture for Universal Networks International and forms part of our 360 digital strategy of delivering high quality, digital content to our international audience via our core channel brands.
"Partnering with our US Digital Studio and Samsung has enabled us to offer an exciting and innovative online comedy format to Syfy viewers around the world on our recently launched web video platform."
FCU: Fact Checkers Unit follows the adventures of two overzealous fact checkers - Russell (Karinen) and Dylan (Sacca) - who work at the popular Dictum magazine and stop at nothing to check the most absurd celebrity facts. No star is too big and no fact too obscure or arcane to run down for accuracy's sake. Tom Bannister is the executive producer of the series .
The series will also feature Hollywood guest stars Luke Perry (Beverly Hills 90210), Alex Trebek (Jeopardy), Jon Heder (Napoleon Dynamite), Donald Faison (Scrubs), Zach Gilford (Friday Night Lights) and Kristen Schaal (Flight of the Conchords), musician Dave Navarro (Jane's Addiction) and supermodel Karolina Kurkova.
(KMcA)
Solidmate Ltd Memory Card Hire London

Top Related Stories
Click here for the latest broadcast news stories.

02/05/2018
Production News : BBC One Announces Series Two Of 'McMafia'
BBC One has announced that hit thriller 'McMafia' will return for a second series. The first series was received well by critics and BBC viewers, and
17/07/2018
Production News : BBC Unveils First Look At Les Misérables Series
BBC has unveiled a first look at its upcoming adaptation of the popular Victor Hugo novel 'Les Misérables'. Three new images were released giving a lo
04/07/2018
Production News : ITV Announces Upcoming Drama Series Slate
ITV has revealed its new slate of drama series, set to premiere this autumn. The dramas airing later this year include 'Strangers', 'Unforgotten', 'Da
27/06/2018
Production News : 'Michael McIntyre's Big Show' Returns To BBC For New Series
Comedian Michael McIntyre is returning to the BBC for a brand new eight-episode series of 'Michael McIntyre's Big Show'. The Saturday night entertainm
26/06/2018
Production News : Filming Underway For Series Five Of 'Scot Squad'
Filming is underway on series five of BBC Scotland's spoof comedy series 'Scot Squad'. The new six-part series is filming in Scottish locations over t
19/06/2018
Bittree Introduces Series Of 12G Video Distribution Amplifiers
Bittree has introduced its new series of 12G Video Distribution Amplifiers, including its flagship DAF32FX distribution frames and DABFX cards. The ne
15/06/2018
Production News : Filming Begins In Malaysia For 'Strike Back' Series Seven
Filming is underway in Malaysia for series seven of UK and US military drama series 'Strike Back'. It is a co-production between Sky and Cinemax and w
16/07/2018
LightBender Deploys SGO Suite For Sony Series 'StartUp'
Santa Monica finishing facility Lightbender has helped create the final look for Sony's series 'StartUp' with SGO's Mistika Ultima. Florida-based Star
16/07/2018
Production News : BBC Recommissions 'Still Game' For Final Series
BBC has recommissioned popular comedy 'Still Game' for a ninth and final series. The BBC One comedy will return later this year with six new episodes.
13/07/2018
Production News : Channel 4 Opens New Series Of Puppy School
As training centres for first-time dog owners spring up across the UK, a new Channel 4 series, Puppy School, will invite puppy parents to a bespoke sc
24/03/2011
Universal Networks International Expands HD To New Territories
Universal Networks International (UNI) continues demonstrating its commitment to high definition through the ongoing launches of HD channels across it
27/07/2017
Source Digital For Debut Of IBC's Startup Forum 2017
Leading technology and service provider specializing in monetization strategies around digital content, Source Digital, has been selected to participa
05/05/2017
Cartesian Becomes First Consultancy To Join Digital TV Group
Telecommunications consultancy Cartesian has become the first member from the consultancy sector to join the Digital TV Group (DTG). The company will
31/03/2017
CBS News Renews Licensing Agreement With Wazee Digital
CBS News and Wazee Digital have announced the renewal of their long-standing agreement in which Wazee Digital will continue to manage and represent CB
30/03/2017
Transvideo & Aaton Digital Announce New Products For NAB 2017
Transvideo and Aaton Digital have announced that they will both show new products for the cinematography and broadcast industries at NAB 2017. Transvi