NBC News is launching a new in-house production studio, called NBC News Studios, which will produce documentary and scripted programs for âemerging platformsâ.
The new studio will be led by Date line executive producer Liz Cole, who will add the title of chairman of NBC News Studios. It will be partnership-based, creating content for and in partnership with third parties, and teaming up with filmmakers who would benefit from NBC News resources.
The company has already entered into a handful of partnerships, including an agreement with Focus to develop âfilmmaker-ledâ documentaries on âthe most important people and events of our timeâ.
There is also an agreement to develop scripted tariffs with Jason Blum’s Blumhouse Television, which will be based on segments of the NBC news magazine. Date line.
The studio is also developing a docuseries for the NBCUniversal Peacock streaming service and will house NBC News’ daily production for Quibi.
Earlier this month, NBC shut down its existing in-house studio, Peacock Productions, which produced TV shows for NBCUniversal’s own networks, as well as other TV channels. The new studio is effectively replacing Peacock Productions, with a greater emphasis on streaming and a larger content roster including short and long shows, documentaries and scripted shows.