NBCUniversal Domestic Television Distribution has sold “Dateline” in 80% of the country for its debut in national syndication in September 2017, it was announced today by Sean O’Boyle, Executive Vice President of Syndication Sales, NBCUniversal Domestic Television Distribution.
“Dateline” will broadcast on leading station groups across the country including FOX Television Stations, Sinclair, Meredith, Nexstar, Graham Media, Tribune, COX Media Group, Scripps, Sunbeam and more. With a vast library of episodes available, double runs of “Dateline” will also be offered to stations to air as a two-hour true crime block.
“‘Dateline’ is the most successful true crime franchise in all of television, and we are very excited to bring it to the broadcast marketplace as a monday-friday strip,” said O’Boyle. “With each episode, viewers are riveted by compelling crime stories told by award-winning correspondents, wrapped in a high quality production. Our partner stations believe in the true crime genre and have been very supportive in adding “Dateline” to their lineups.”
“‘Dateline’s brand of storytelling has been irresistible to audiences in primetime for the last 25 years,” said David Corvo, senior executive producer of Dateline NBC. “We are very happy the program will now have a more expansive reach through syndication.”
“Dateline” is produced for syndication by NBC News’ Peacock Productions with Sharon Scott and Andy Cashman serving as executive producers. David Corvo is the senior executive producer and Liz Cole is the executive producer for “Dateline NBC.”
“Dateline” is an award winning newsmagazine that delivers viewers stories ranging from compelling mysteries to powerful documentaries and in-depth investigations. Each episode incorporates the classic elements of drama and great storytelling: good guys, bad guys, conflict with the highest stakes, suspense and resolution. Hear the chilling tales directly from those most affected and involved, including investigators tasked with cracking the case and the families confronting tragedy. In every story we tell, we help the real people who lived the events share their journeys with you.
About Peacock Productions:
Peacock Productions, a division of NBC News, is a nonfiction production company that combines the editorial expertise, technical resources, and seasoned talent of NBCUniversal to create series, events, and live specials for global audiences. Peacock Productions reaches more than 300 million people worldwide every year across broadcast, cable, syndication, and emerging platforms with its award-winning specials and series. Sharon Scott is the President and General Manager. For more information, visit: http://www.peacockproductions.tv/
About NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution:
NBCUniversal Domestic Television Distribution is responsible for the production, sales and distribution of NBCUniversal products to broadcast television within the United States. The division develops and produces first-run programming and distributes these shows, along with off-network content, in broadcast syndication. Current first-run broadcast syndicated programming includes “Steve Harvey,” “Harry,” “Access Hollywood,” “Access Hollywood Live,” “Maury,” “The Jerry Springer Show” and “The Steve Wilkos Show.” In addition, the division distributes the retro television broadcast network, Cozi TV and weekend syndicated series “On the Money” and “Open House.” Current off-network programming includes “American Ninja Warrior,” “Law & Order: Criminal Intent,” “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” and “Dateline.”
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