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  • IOC's tolerance message cut from NBC opening ceremony US broadcast February 10, 2014

    An antidiscrimination message by International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach in his Sochi Olympics opening ceremony speech was cut from the NBC prime time broadcast in the United States on Friday, but seen by viewers in other countries. The omission follows international criticism of a law signed by Russia's President Vladimir...
  • '30 Rock' ends a sevenseason marathon of mirth February 1, 2013

    New York: You wanted resolution on the '30 Rock' finale? You got it. Sort of. At least, the sort befitting '30 Rock,' with its loopy storytelling mixed with joy in spoofing the culture of TV. Closure, if that's what it is, came in a twominute postscript on this hour episode Thursday...
  • NBC's correspondent, TV crew escape abduction in Syria December 19, 2012

    Beirut: NBC's chief foreign correspondent Richard Engel said on Tuesday that he and members of his network crew escaped unharmed after five days of captivity in Syria, where more than a dozen proregime gunmen dragged them from their car, killed one of their rebel escorts and subjected them to mock...
  • News anchor proposes to his girlfriend during live show December 11, 2012

    A new anchor at an NBC affiliate in the American state, Illinois had some important news for his girlfriend.During a live onair interview, anchor Mark Rivera of WANDTV in Decatur, Ill., got down on one knee and proposed to his girlfriend of three years, Alissa Groeninger, who gladly accepted. The...
  • Usher, Shakira to join NBC's 'Voice' in spring September 18, 2012

    Los Angeles: Usher and Shakira are joining 'The Voice' as new coaches next spring, when Christina Aguilera and CeeLo Green take a break from the show, said NBC. Original coaches Adam Levine and Blake Shelton will remain on board in season four, the network said. The singing contest began airing...
  • Why Twitter apologised over NBC Olympics flap August 4, 2012

    New York: The microblogging site Twitter has been so abuzz about NBC's tapedelayed coverage of the Olympics that the #nbcfail hashtag was created last week as a way to consolidate criticism of the network. This week, when Twitter executives suspended the account of one of NBC's most ardent critics, a Los...
  • From Sydney to London: How online Olympics evolved August 1, 2012

    New York: At the turn of the millennium, online video at NBCOlympics.com meant still images taken from NBC's television feeds. Fast forward a dozen years, and every event is being shown live in the US. Here's a look at that evolution: 2000 Summer Games in Sydney: Video wasn't really video...
  • Apps for London Olympics 2012 abound July 31, 2012

    Toronto: Whether it is a live video stream of the 100meter dash, ondemand replays of diving, or notifications when the national team wins a medal, the mobile app is likely to play a greater role in the 2012 London Olympic Games. Nearly 30 per cent of 1,330 people questioned in an...
  • Microsoft sells MSNBC.com stake for $300 million July 16, 2012

    Bangalore: Comcast, the parent company of NBC, has bought out Microsoft's 50 per cent stake in MSNBC.com for a reported $300 million to assume full control of the news website. "Today we're taking on a new name NBCNews.com. While our name is changing, our commitment is not," Jennifer Sizemore, editorinchief...
  • NBC in talks to buy Microsoft stake in MSNBC site July 12, 2012

    Los Angeles: NBC News is negotiating to buy Microsoft's portion of MSNBC.com, potentially severing a joint venture that begin nearly 17 years ago. An NBC News spokeswoman said Wednesday by email that "conversations are taking place" but "there is no deal." Microsoft declined to comment. The deal would break up a venture first...
  • Jerry Seinfeld hits the road for new Web series July 9, 2012

    Los Angeles: Jerry Seinfeld hits the road again with a new Web series called Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee featuring the standup comedian and TV star driving around and joking with famous friends, including Ricky Gervais, Alec Baldwin, Michael Richards, Colin Quinn, Bob Einstein and Larry David. The show, at...
  • Elaborate Portland marriage proposal goes viral May 30, 2012

    Portland: Isaac Lamb acknowledges that his fiveminute, blocklong choreographed buildup to a marriage proposal has upped the stakes for everyone who follows. "Guys, I'm sorry," he said on NBC's show 'Today'. "That wasn't my intention." The Portlandarea thespian's creative proposal last week to girlfriend Amy Frankel featured about 60 people dancing...
  • US TV removes 'weird' remark for Hindu deities January 27, 2012

    Chicago: An American television station that sparked an outrage among the Hindus by using the term 'weird' to describe their deities in a sports commentary, has removed "objectionable" content from its website after protests from the community. The commentary on an ice hockey match published on NBC Chicago website titled 'Why...
  • US: Hindus offended as channel calls deities weird January 26, 2012

    Chicago: An American television station in Chicago has offended the Hindu community after a sports commentary on its website used the term 'weird' to describe their deities. The commentary on an ice hockey match published on NBC Chicago website on Wednesday titled 'Why a 31 Blackhawks Loss Isn't So Bad', detailing...
  • India objects to Jay Leno's remarks, US defends January 24, 2012

    New Delhi: India has strongly objected to popular US television host Jay Leno's Golden Temple remarks. But the US government has defended him saying he has the right to free speech. The Indian government has complained about Jay Leno to his employer, the NBC network, and to the US government. The...
  • Jay Leno case: India summons US diplomat January 24, 2012

    New Delhi: India has strongly objected to the remark on the Golden Temple by popular US television host Jay Leno, terming it quite unfortunate. India said that Leno's comments had offended Sikh sentiments. Robert Blake, the US diplomat handling South Asia affairs, was also summoned by India. Leno, the host of the...
  • Snoop Dogg to star in sitcom October 12, 2011

    London: Rapper Snoop Dogg will star as the father in a family sitcom for NBC, which he has developed with producer Don Reo. This is not the first time he is venturing into acting. The 39yearold has earlier worked in a sketch show 'Doggy Fizzle Televizzle' for MTV, and appeared in...
  • Hackers send fake alerts from NBC's Twitter September 10, 2011

    New York: A hacker broke into the Twitter account of NBC News and sent out a handful of false tweets about a suspected hijacking and a plane attack at ground zero just days before the tenth anniversary of 9/11. Staffers noticed the false tweets at around 6 pm Eastern time on...
  • TV watchdog says 'Playboy Club' glamorises porn July 28, 2011

    Los Angeles: A TV watchdog group on Wednesday accused NBC of glamorizing the porn industry in its upcoming new drama series 'The Playboy Club' and urged NBC affiliates around the United States not to air it. In letters to NBC's local TV stations, the 1.3 million member Parents Television Council...
  • Indian army likely to get new NBC suit May 11, 2011

    Kanpur: The Indian army is likely to add a new NBC or NuclearBiologicalChemical suit to its artillery which would proved effective against any kind of dangerous weapons or chemicals and protect the soldiers from any kind of negative effect. "DMMRDI(Defence Material and Stores Research Development Establishment) of Kanpur has developed a...
  • First Look: The 'Wonder Woman' costume March 19, 2011

    Los Angeles: The Wonder Woman costume for the new NBC pilot, a remake of the 1970's series, has been leaked and it is stirring up a lot of controversy on the internet. The new Wonder Woman TV show, being interpreted by David Kelly, is generating a lot of buzz with diehard...
  • "Cape" star James Frain reveals show's secrets January 10, 2011

    Hollywood: "The Cape," from creator Tom Wheeler, delves into the dark, seedy underbelly of a city filled with corruption and powerhungry, comic book characters. The new NBC drama centers on police officer Vince Farraday (David Lyons), who is framed for murder and accused of corruption, and as a result, is forced...
  • Oregon man changes name to Captain Awesome December 7, 2010

    Eugene,Oregon: An Oregon man has had an Awesome name change. Douglas Allen Smith Jr. says he changed his name to Captain Awesome last month because he was inspired by the nickname of a character on the NBC television show 'Chuck' Dr. Devon 'Captain Awesome' Woodcomb. The unemployed Eugene cabinet installer says...
  • US voters less optimistic about Obama, show polls January 20, 2010

    Washington: A year after Barack Obama made history as America' s first black president, US voters are less optimistic about his ability to succeed and no longer favour keeping the Democrats in control of Congress, according to a new poll. The trends shown by the new Wall Street Journal/NBC News...
  • Will host Conan accept the NBC TV offer? January 13, 2010

    Washington: It is not clear that whether Conan O'Brien accept or walk away from the NBC deal offered to him, after bringing Jay Leno back to his previous time slot. ...
  • Leno set to say 'No Tonight anymore' on the show May 30, 2009

    Burbank (California): It took a radio disc jockey to remind Jay Leno where he'll stand in Tonight Show history when he walks off the stage for the last time on Friday. Leno was at the wheel of one of his famous vintage cars when he heard the DJ conduct a pop...
  • Jay Leno reveals guests on Tonight Show swansong May 16, 2009

    Los Angeles: Comedian Jay Leno, America's toprated TV host, will bow out of his 17year stint on The Tonight Show on May 29 in the company of his successor Conan O'Brien and singer James Taylor. Leno, 59, also promised "something really out of the left field" for his last Tonight Show...
  • Scariest, wackiest, sexiest Halloween costumes October 31, 2008

    Catwoman, pirates and the Incredible Hulk will come to life on Friday. First dogs (from the White House), kids and partygoers will don their scariest fancy dresses in the spirit of Halloween (October 31), across the world. People will go trickortreating, tell ghost stories, carve jacko'lanterns (from pumpkins), read scary stories...
  • Webbased series quarterlife bombs on NBC February 28, 2008

    Los Angeles: The highly touted Webbased drama series quarterlife proved a network television flop in its NBC debut, drawing the network's worst ratings for its time slot in at least 20 years, Nielsen Media Research reported on Wednesday. NBC had high hopes for the madeforInternet series, a show about young...
  • You can't fire me, I quit: Trump to NBC May 19, 2007

    Los Angeles: Donald Trump, whose lowrated reality show "The Apprentice" was left off the new primetime schedule unveiled this week by NBC, says the network can't fire him he quits. The real estate mogul issued a statement on Friday saying he has informed the US television network he is "moving...