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Hulu and NBC Universal Set Agreement To Bring Top Channels To Hulu’s Live TV Streaming Service!

Hulu and NBC Universal have reached an agreement that will allow Hulu to include top channels – NBC, Sfyf, USA Network, Telemundo and more – on their upcoming live TV streaming service when it launches this spring.

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Jack Black and Richard Curtis Chat Red Nose Day U.S. Star-Studded Event

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Over the past 30 years Red Nose Day has been the #1 television fundraising event in the U.K. raising money and awareness for children in need. Thursday May 21st at 8 p.m. EDT on NBC in a star-studded three-hour event it’s crossing the pond to take over America!

Recently I sat down with funny man Jack Black to discuss his involvement with the Red Nose Day event and what he learned through his trip to Uganda where he experienced first hand the dire conditions many families are struggling to survive in. Along with Jack we spoke with Oscar nominee and Emmy Award-winning writer-director-producer Richard Curtis (“Four Weddings and a Funeral,” “Bridget Jones Diary,” “Notting Hill”) who created Red Nose Day back in 1985 to shed light on the devastating effects poverty has on children and their families and hopefully lead the way to make a positive change.

Full interview after the jump!

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Advance News From Comic Con 2011- NBC TO PREMIERE NEW SUPERNATURAL SERIES ‘GRIMM’ AT COMIC CON INTERNATIONAL ON JULY 23

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The 2011 San Diego Comic Con is fast approaching and already networks are sending out advanced information about their upcoming action and scifi related series. Today NBC Universal released an announcement about their plans to promote their new series GRIMM at the upcoming 2011 San Diego Comic Con on Saturday, July 23rd. They will be offering Comic Con attendees an opportunity to exclusively screen the pilot episode and participate in a Q&A with the cast and creators of the upcoming fantasy series.

GRIMM, debuting on NBC this fall, is a provocative police procedural with supernatural mythology, inspired by the classic Grimm Brother’s Fairy Tales. With an original “crime-fighting meets story-telling” premise, the series promises a new world of police work where the cases have a storybook connection, but not always happily ever after.   The inventive drama hails from writers/executive producers Jim Kouf (“Angel) and David Greenwalt (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer”) and the producing team of Emmy Award winner Sean Hayes and Todd Milliner (‘Hot in Cleveland’) as executive producers.  Kouf and Greenwalt will join the full cast at the Comic Con premiere screening and panel including: David Giuntoli (“Turn The Beat Around”), Russell Hornsby (“Lincoln Heights”), Bitsie Tulloch (“Quarterlife”), Silas Weir Mitchell (“Prison Break”), Reggie Lee (“Persons Unknown”) and Sasha Roiz (“Caprica”). More details to be announced at a later date. Grimm” is a production of Universal Media Studios and Hazy Mills Productions.

NBCUniversal Announces Royal Wedding Broadcast Schedule

In case you haven’t heard, there is a big wedding taking place in London shortly.  And while many Americans may not understand the level of fascination with royalty, there is an undeniable curiosity that draws us in to all that pomp and circumstance.  Yes, we want to look away, but somehow we just can’t!

Those in London can be part of the nuptials of Prince William and Kate Middleton via a street party.  It will be broadcast live on giant screens set up in central London (in Trafalgar Square and Hyde Park), along with food and drinks stands and a Ferris wheel.  The screens will offer a bird’s eye view of the procession and the ceremony inside Westminster Abbey. It is estimated that there will be tens of thousands trying to get a glimpse of the royal couple, even though draconian security measures will make it very difficult.

Comprehensive coverage from London highlights the breadth of NBC News resources and partnerships available to support an international event.  Cross-platform programming includes a NBC Primetime Special and coverage from across the NBCUniversal portfolio.  There is also an App for iPad now available.  The only difficulty will be staying up all night to watch it and trying to figure out the time difference between London and your location.  An estimated schedule of events as well as the complete outline of coverage planned by NBCU follows after the jump.

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VIDEO GAMES: Frakkin’ Sweet 3D Browser-Based Battlestar Galactica MMOG Coming Soon to a Colony Near You!

NBC Universal and Bigpoint announced today that an MMOG based on the cult hit TV series Battlestar Galactica will premiere this fall with an exclusive, worldwide launch on Syfy.com.

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Bigpoint, the global leader in Massively Multiplayer Online Games will be demonstrating what they call the next generation of client-free gaming at Game Developers Conference 2010. The BSG MMOG will be their lead title. It is described as being a tactical space combat and adventure MMOG – and the Unity co-developed MMOG will be playable directly in an Internet browser.

A teaser website for the game is now live at http://www.bgo.bigpoint.com.

CONTEST: Days of our Lives Fan Event “Day of Days” Swag Giveaway

This past Saturday, November 7th was the “Day of Days” fan event at the CityWalk, Universal Studios Hollywood. Wow the fans did not disappoint! They came out in droves to see and meet their favorite Days of our Lives cast members. I had a front row seat to the fun and excitement getting to chat with many of the DOOL stars who attended the event. Check back right here throughout the week where I’ll post interviews and pics from the event. But that’s not all folks! I didn’t come back empty handed! I’ve got two items up for grabs. First up is a really nice Brady’s Pub Irish green apron. The second is a copy of the Kurth and Taylor CD autographed by one Mr. Wally Kurth himself (a.k.a Justin Kiriakis)!

All you need to do to enter is check back throughout the week and comment on an interview. At the end of the week I will pick one winner for each prize! Good Luck!

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INTERVIEW: Peter Reckell and Crystal Chappell from Days of Our Lives

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This Saturday, November 7th, is the Days of Our Lives “Day of Days” fan event. So as a special treat to gear up for the event we have an interview with Peter Reckell (Bo) and Crystal Chappell (Carly). Earlier this week they participated in a roundtable conference call with various online media groups to discuss Carly’s return, Crystal going head to head again with Louise Sorel and the new Bo, Hope and Carly triangle.

Below is the transcript of that call. If you are in the LA area be sure to stop by the “Day of Days” fan event where you can meet the cast of Days of Our Live. There will be autograph signing, a Q&A session and so much more! See you this Saturday, November 7th at the CityWalk at Universal Studios Hollywood!

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TELEVISION NEWS: Disney to Join NBC Universal, News Corporation and Providence Equity Partners as an Equity Owner of HULU!

Hulu and The Walt Disney Company announce that Disney, through a subsidiary of ABC Enterprises Inc., has agreed to join NBC Universal, News Corporation and Providence Equity Partners as a joint venture partner and equity owner of Hulu, a leading online aggregator of video content.

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Once the deal is completed, content available to Hulu users will include:

· Full-length episodes of ABC primetime programs like Lost, Grey’s Anatomy, Desperate Housewives, Ugly Betty, Samantha Who?, Scrubs, Private Practice and popular late night talk show Jimmy Kimmel Live

· Full-length episodes of hit ABC Family series like The Secret Life of the American Teenager and Greek

· Popular series from ABC Daytime and SOAPnet like General Hospital and The View

· Classic series from ABC’s library like Hope & Faith, Less than Perfect, Commander in Chief, Who Wants To Be a Millionaire and Dancing with the Stars

· Select hit programs from Disney Channel like Wizards of Waverly Place and Phineas and Ferb which can be easily accessed from a new DISNEY location in the Channel section of Hulu.com

· Popular library titles from The Walt Disney Studios

· Short-form content including webisodes, sneak peeks and episode recaps from ABC Entertainment, ABC Family and SOAPnet

Battlestar Galactica: The Auction – Catalog Now avialble Online!

With a month to go before the “Battlestar Galactica” auction, the auction catalog is now available for viewing or for purchase at www.battlestarprops.com.

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The auction will offer spectacular and unique items in every price category. Some of the more familiar items to “Battlestar Galactica” viewers will include “Caprica Six’s” red dress, “Admiral Adama’s” blue uniform, “President Laura Roslyn’s” desk and a life-size viper, in addition to a large selection of pre-production art and costume sketches.  A portion of the auction’s proceeds will benefit United Way.

The critically-acclaimed series returns to television on Friday, January 16 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT for the remaining episodes of its 4th and final season – and Auction Network will broadcast the two-day live auction event on Saturday, January 17 and Sunday, January 18 in high definition with real-time bidding online, starting at 8:30 a.m. ET/11:30 a.m. PT on both days, at www.auctionnetwork.com.