NBC News adds 200 jobs in streaming, digital push

FILE PHOTO: A closed NBC news studio is pictured following the outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, U.S., March 24, 2020. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

(Reuters) - NBCU News Group, part of NBCUniversal, is expanding its streaming and digital operations, adding 200 new jobs and several new hours of live, original programming to its NBC News Now streaming channel, the company said Tuesday.

Comcast -owned NBC will begin distributing NBC News Now internationally later this year, the company said.

Last year Comcast scrapped plans to launch an international TV news channel with its British pay-TV broadcaster Sky, which had been named NBC Sky World News and which it expected to take on CNN.

The news of NBC’s streaming push follows an announcement by AT&T Inc -owned CNN earlier this month that the company is launching its new CNN+ subscription streaming video news service in the first quarter of 2022. The company will be hiring 450 people for the new service.

(Reporting by Helen Coster; Editing by Giles Elgood)

Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 46
Cxense type: free
User access status: 3
Join our Telegram channel to get our Evening Alerts and breaking news highlights


Next In Tech News

Social entrepreneurs fight to make gig work fairer, greener
China’s humbled tech tycoons pledge allegiance to Xi’s vision
Citi launches tech hub in Bahrain to develop its digital platforms
Some Apple, Tesla suppliers suspend production in China amid power pinch
Encrypted messaging app Signal hit by brief outage
Apple iPhone 13 users are being hit by bugs and complaints are flying
SG police probe 336 people including 12-year-old over scams; victims lost over S$13mil
12MP: 5G to be deployed by year-end, community Internet centres to be upgraded
Americans ramp up Google searches for Covid tests amid scarcity
Messaging platform Signal 'fully back up', resolves hosting outage

Stories You'll Enjoy