NBC News To Shut Down Peacock Productions

NBC News is shutting down Peacock Productions, its unscripted production unit that focused primarily on documentaries, reality series and news specials. “NBC News is shuttering Peacock Productions, effective March 2,” a spokesperson for NBC News said. “NBC News is shifting its documentary strategy to an entirely new model, consistent with industry trends, and unfortunately the existing operation is no longer viable. We are working with affected employees to help find positions around NBCUniversal.”

Sharon Scott Leaving NBC After 27 Years

Sharon Scott, president and GM of NBC’s Peacock Productions, is leaving the network. Peacock Productions, which launched 10 years ago, produces new series and repackages existing NBC News reports for multiple broadcast and cable networks and digital platforms, ranging from Discovery ID to History Channel to NatGeo and A&E.

NBC Cancels Brangelina Breakup Special

WGA East Wins Unionization Bid At Peacock Prods.

NBC Unit Making Series With Denise Brown

NEW YORK (AP) — NBC News’ production company says it has signed Denise Brown, whose sister Nicole Brown Simpson was the victim of one of her generation’s most sensational crime cases, to develop a true crime series for TV. Denise Brown has spoken out regularly on domestic violence since her sister, the wife of former […]

Q&A WITH MARC WEINSTOCK

Tech Challenges Behind Wallenda Telecast

Marc Weinstock, director of technical operations at NBC News’ Peacock Productions, says lessons learned from the production of Nik Wallenda’s tightrope walk across the Grand Canyon, particularly about the ability of fiber optic cable to stand up to the wind and elements, helped to shape production decisions about Discovery’s most recent live broadcast in Chicago.

Melody Shafir Joins Expanding Peacock Prods.