RTS London Conference

The secrets of NBC Universal's success

Steve Burke (Credit: NBC Universal)

With a diverse portfolio, strong profit growth and numerous divisions breaking records, it has been an amazing few years for NBCUniversal since Comcast’s acquisition. What do you credit for this level of performance?  

A Our performance over the last five years has exceeded our expectations. Since Comcast acquired NBCUniversal in 2011, we have doubled our cash flow and almost every part of our company is firing on all cylinders. 

Channel 5 commissions Freddie Mercury and Karen Carpenter docs

Freddie Mercury: The Great Pretender Revealed and Karen Carpenter: Goodbye to Love will both be produced by ITV Studios' indie Potato. 

Each film will be 120 minutes long and will feature archive footage, as well as one-to-one interviews, and scripted dramatisations based on firsthand accounts of the singers' lives.

Freddie Mercury rose to fame as the frontman and lyricist of rock band Queen, and counted Princess Diana as one of his close friends, he passed away in 1991 after battling with AIDS.