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News NBCUniversal International Networks & Fetch TV launching Oxygen

• The fastest growing cable entertainment channel in the US for two years will launch as a Fetch “virtual channel” on January 1, 2019

Fetch TV and NBCUniversal International Networks (NBCUIN) have announced the Australian launch of Oxygen, a new “virtual channel” featuring the best in high-quality true crime and scripted crime programming.

Oxygen is available in over 77 million homes in the US, where it is the fastest growing cable entertainment channel for two years in a row. Australia will be the first market outside the US to launch Oxygen.

For Fetch subscribers, Oxygen will be the

Read more at: https://mediaweek.com.au/nbcuniversal-international-networks-fetch-tv-launching-oxygen/

NBCUniversal International Networks & Fetch TV launching Oxygen

• The fastest growing cable entertainment channel in the US for two years will launch as a Fetch “virtual channel” on January 1, 2019

Fetch TV and NBCUniversal International Networks (NBCUIN) have announced the Australian launch of Oxygen, a new “virtual channel” featuring the best in high-quality true crime and scripted crime programming.

Oxygen is available in over 77 million homes in the US, where it is the fastest growing cable entertainment channel for two years in a row. Australia will be the first market outside the US to launch Oxygen.

For Fetch subscribers, Oxygen will be the

Read more at: https://mediaweek.com.au/nbcuniversal-international-networks-fetch-tv-launching-oxygen/

Stephanie Steele upped at NBCUniversal’s Oxygen

Stephanie Steele has been elevated to senior vice president of production and development at Oxygen Media, NBCUniversal’s true crime multiplatform network for women.

In her new position, she will oversee Oxygen’s growing slate of true crime programming, including the second season of the Dick Wolf-produced Criminal Confessions and Unspeakable Crime: The Killing of Jessica Chambers.

Steele will remain based in Los Angeles and continue to report to Rod Aissa, executive vice president of original programming and development.

She previously held the position of VP of current production, serving as the executive in charge of series including the Snapped franchise and spin-offs Snapped: Notorious and Snapped: Killer Couples, as well as Buried in the BackyardMysteries Scandals with Soledad O’Brien and In Ice Cold Blood, hosted by Ice T.

Steele also launched several of the network’s high-rated documentary specials, including Aaron Hernandez Uncovered, Dahmer on Dahmer and The Turpin 13: Family Secrets Exposed.

Steele joined Oxygen in 2010 as director

Read more at: http://realscreen.com/2018/09/27/stephanie-steele-upped-at-nbcuniversals-oxygen/

Pick gains rights to new NBCUniversal crime docs

Three Days to Live looks at abduction cases in the USA, where the first 72 hours after a kidnapping prove crucial to a victim’s chances of survival. Using re-enactments and first-hand interviews, each hour-long episode delves into the hunt for a missing person. The show gives viewers rare insight into this critical timeframe, following the detectives who are working against the clock to save the victim. Each mystery is unravelled, and viewers will witness justice being served, no matter the outcome.

Homicide For The Holidays delves into the twists, turns and tell-alls that reveal how the Christmas holiday season can be. For most, the period between Christmas and New Year means bringing family and friends together to create joyous memories to last a lifetime, but for others, it’s a time where emotions run high, anger and animosity set in and can spark an explosive combination of simmering resentments and volatile secrets.

Read more at: https://www.rapidtvnews.com/2017100449097/pick-gains-rights-to-new-nbcuniversal-crime-docs.html

NBCUniversal Shuts Down Crime Drama Channel ‘Cloo’ After 10 Years

NBCUniversal no longer has a Cloo.

The digital cable network was quietly shut down on Wednesday, part of an ongoing streamlining of NBCUniversal’s cable portfolio. The end of Cloo follows NBCU’s previously announced plans to shut down Esquire Network this year.

Cloo’s demise also comes as NBCUniversal announced plans to rebrand Oxygen into a crime-oriented programming format. But insiders said the two weren’t necessarily related; Cloo was shuttered after it lost distribution on Charter’s Spectrum cable systems (which now includes Time Warner Cable). Cloo had already been dropped by other providers, including Dish Network.

Cloo TV message

DirecTV

The demise of Cloo is actually part of a larger “end of an era” story for cable: Cloo was the successor to Trio, a channel still fondly remembered for its scrappy pop culture programming (including franchises like “Brilliant But Canceled”). Much of the Trio programming

Read more at: https://www.indiewire.com/2017/02/cloo-cable-channel-shut-down-nbc-universal-oxygen-1201776892/

NBCUniversal, Dick Wolf in Talks to Transform Oxygen Into Crime-Centric Channel (EXCLUSIVE)

NBCUniversal and prolific producer Dick Wolf are in discussions about turning the Oxygen cable channel into a crime-centric outlet anchored by Wolf’s Universal TV-produced drama series.

Sources cautioned that the discussions are still in the early stages and that a formal deal may not come together. It is understood that Wolf might wind up with a small equity stake in the revamped channel.

NBCUniversal declined to comment. A rep for Dick Wolf also declined comment.

The discussions are a sign that even the largest cable programmers are feeling the pressure when it comes to under-performing channel assets. Oxygen has been in a ratings slump with few buzzy series to draw attention. In primetime, the network is down 12% in adults 18-49 — and 13% in women 18-49 — from 2015, in Nielsen’s live-plus-seven ratings. Its average primetime draw is 228,000 total viewers, with 99,000

Read more at: http://variety.com/2016/tv/news/nbcuniversal-dick-wolf-oxygen-crime-channel-1201940020/