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NBCUniversal developing a subscription comedy channel
NBCUniversal developing a subscription comedy channel

NBCUniversal is preparing to launch a subscription digital comedy service aimed at millennial viewers who watch hours of entertainment on digital devices rather than the old-school TV. NBC's proposed over-the-top service is expected to launch later this year, according to two executives familiar with the plans who asked not to be identified because the initiative is in its early stages. Television broadcasters increasingly recognize that dramatic changes in consumer behavior soon will strain their lucrative business model. Consumers with smartphones and tablets, particularly younger consumers, have embraced digital apps as quick and convenient conduits to a specific service,...

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