PEACOCK PRODUCTIONS’ TRUE CRIME ‘DISAPPEARED’ GEARS UP FOR 100-EPISODE MILESTONE ON ID

Season 8 of the missing persons series “continues to raise awareness for these cases in the hopes of finding resolution,” NBC News’ Peacock Productions president Sharon Scott tells TheWrap Brian Flood | March 24, 2017 @ 12:23 PM NBC News’ Emmy Award-winning Peacock Productions’ “Disappeared” returns Sunday night on Investigation Discovery with the Season 8 premiere of the true-crime series that focuses on cold cases. The premiere of the new season is also the show’s 100th episode, which calls attention to the missing persons case of Lynn Messer, a mother and teacher who disappeared from her family’s cattle farm in Missouri … Continue reading

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ITV SOARS INTO PEACOCK UK’S ‘DON’T LOOK DOWN’

ITV Soars into Peacock UK’s ‘Don’t Look Down’ By: Daniele Alcinii Realscreen.com, October 1, 2015 ITV has ordered abseiling doc Don’t Look Down: Rope Men  from NBC News-owned Peacock Productions UK. The 1 x 60-minute special follows industrial abseilers over a three-month period as they scale London’s Tower Bridge and Alexandra Palace, as well as an 800-foot-high skyscraper in 118-degree Celsius heat in Dubai. Peacock UK – a part of Peacock Productions – was provided access to the abseiling world via Essex’s Avalon Abseiling. Blake McGrow serves as producer, with Dean Palmer and Steve Anderson working as exec producers. The special was commissioned … Continue reading

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PREVIEW OF SUNDAY AUGUST 2 2015 DEADLINE: CRIME WITH TAMRON HALL

Mom continues search for missing sons- 29 years later TODAY’s Tamron Hall shares a preview of her upcoming “Deadline: Crime,” special “Never Stop Looking,” about Ruth Parker and the nearly 30 years that she’s spent searching for her two sons after their father took them on a trip and never returned. Watch the preview here

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TONY HARRIS EXPANDS RELATIONSHIP WITH INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY – TCA

Tony Harris Expands Relationship With Investigation Discovery – TCA By: Lisa de Moraes Deadline Hollywood, July 30, 2015 Investigation Discovery is expanding its relationship with Al Jazeera America anchor Tony Harris, announcing it has greenlit a documentary special and limited series with the journalist. Both projects will be produced by NBC News’ Peacock Productions. Behind Closed Doors: Shocking Secrets is a special report on the state of domestic violence in the U.S., set to premiere in October.  Additionally, ID and Harris are once again teaming with the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), and its founder,Morris Dees to showcase stories from the … Continue reading

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PRISON BREAK SPECIAL AND UPDATE REACH OVER 8.6 MILLION VIEWERS

Cynopsis Media July 10, 2015 Peacock Productions’ Prison Break special and update reaches over 8.6 mil  Following the manhunt for two Clinton Correctional Facility escapees, ID one-hour special, Prison Break: Killers on the Run and update Prison Break: The Manhunt Ends reached over 8.6 million unique viewers P2+ across all airings, according to Live+3 data. Specials from NBC News’ Peacock Productions were presented under the net’s “instamentary” series strand. Read more

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NBC'S "CAUGHT ON CAMERA WITH NICK CANNON" RETURNS WITH BRAND NEW EPISODES

March 5, 2015 By: Farrin Jay Six-Part Primetime Series Produced by NBC News’ Peacock Productions Special Half-Hour Episodes Air Saturday, March 7 and April 11 at 8pm/7c NEW YORK – March 5, 2015 – NBC News’ Peacock Productions announced today that it is producing six brand new episodes of “Caught on Camera with Nick Cannon.” Special half-hour episodes will air Saturday, March 7 and April 11 at 8pm/7c on NBC. The remaining hour-long episodes are set to air later this year. Created in part with NCredible Entertainment, series host Nick Cannon, and star of “America’s Got Talent,” will give viewers … Continue reading

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HATE IN AMERICA

Hate in America All-New Special Premieres Monday, February 23 at 8/7c on Investigation Discovery For more than 30 years, Emmy-winning journalist, documentary filmmaker, and Al Jazeera America anchor Tony Harris has reported on senseless and vicious acts of violence, many fueled by intolerance, fear and hate. In the new one-hour special HATE IN AMERICA, Harris partners with The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), a non-profit that has been tracking hate groups across the country since 1971, and NBC News’ award-winning production arm Peacock Productions, to examine the current realities of intolerance in America. According to the SPLC, more than 900 active … Continue reading

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LIFETIME'S PRIMETIME WHITNEY EVENT BLOCK SCORES 11.8 MILLION VIEWERS, TWO PEACOCK PRODUCED SPECIALS BROUGHT IN COMBINED TOTAL OF 7.3 MILLION

LIFETIME’S PRIMETIME WHITNEY EVENT BLOCK SCORES 11.8 MILLION VIEWERS World Premiere of Original Movie Directed by Angela Bassett Delivers 4.5 Million Viewers, Becoming Lifetime’s Most-Watched Telecast since FLOWERS IN THE ATTIC Special BOBBY BROWN: REMEMBERING WHITNEY Delivers 4.1 Million Viewers; WHITNEY HOUSTON LIVE: HER GREATEST PERFORMANCES Pulls in 3.2 Million Total Viewers By: Les Eisner, A+E Networks LOS ANGELES, CA (January 19, 2015) Lifetime’s primetime block Saturday evening surrounding the eagerly-awaited world premiere of the Lifetime Original Movie Whitney (#Whitney, #WhitneyMovie), directed by Golden Globe® Award winner and Academy Award® nominee Angela Bassett, and hour-long specials Bobby Brown: Remembering Whitney … Continue reading

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NBC NEWS' PEACOCK PRODUCTIONS HEADS UNDERWATER, WILL PARTNER WITH NOAA TO PRODUCE SPECIALS EXPLORING OCEAN DISCOVERIES

NBC News’ Peacock Productions Heads Underwater Will partner with NOAA to produce specials exploring ocean discoveries Broadcasting & Cable By: Daniel Holloway 1/21/2015 NBC News’ Peacock Productions unit is teaming with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to produce a series of projects focusing on underwater expeditions. The first will be a special featuring a live telecast of the exploration of German U-boat-576, which disappeared 72 years ago and was recently discovered by NOAA in the Atlantic Ocean, off the coast of North Carolina. No broadcast date or network has yet been set—though producers are targeting summer, ahead of the … Continue reading

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BOBBY BROWN SPECIAL 'REMEMBERING WHITNEY' TO AIR AFTER LIFETIME'S HOUSTON BIOPIC

Bobby Brown Special ‘Remembering Whitney’ to Air After Lifetime’s Houston Biopic The Wrap By Tim Kenneally January 13, 2015 Bobby Brown will discuss his ex-wife Whitney Houston on Lifetime this Saturday, after the network airs its biopic on the deceased singer. The one-hour special, “Bobby Brown: Remembering Whitney,” will seat Brown across from “Access Hollywood’s” Shaun Robinson for a no-holds-barred interview. “The conversation will cover the couple’s powerfully intense relationship while divulging Brown’s first-hand account of their marriage, from their greatest accomplishments and happiest moments to what really drove their romance together … and apart,” Lifetime said of the special, … Continue reading

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FIVE 'PETER PAN' SECRETS: WHAT NBC WILL REVEAL IN 'MAKING OF' DOCUMENTARY

Five ‘Peter Pan’ Secrets: What NBC Will Reveal In ‘Making Of’ Documentary Brian Steinberg Senior TV Editor @bristei Variety.com Published November 26, 2014 In the 1954 theatrical version of “Peter Pan,” the titular hero vows that he’ll never grow up. Come December 4, he will have to, because he’s the central figure in a live version of the play that NBC is hoping will draw big ratings. Die-hards can get a sneak peek of NBC’s preparations this evening when the Peacock airs a making-of special at 8 p.m. The show, “The Making Of Peter Pan Live!” was put together by NBC News’Peacock Productions unit, … Continue reading

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BENEATH NIK WALLENDA'S TIGHTROPE, DISCOVERY AND NBC NEWS FACE BALANCING ACT

BENEATH NIK WALLENDA’S TIGHTROPE, DISCOVERY AND NBC NEWS FACE BALANCING ACT Brian Steinberg Senior TV Editor @bristei Variety.com Published October 29, 2014 Analysis: For TV networks, broadcasting live spectacles means conquering the impossible and preparing for the unthinkable Nik Wallenda isn’t the only person who will have to totter precariously on a tightrope this Sunday. As the daredevil attempts two different high-wire challenges over Chicago this weekend, his efforts will be televised by Discovery Channel. But the task of shooting his attempt – an undertaking that involves five miles of cable, lifting piles of equipment to the tops of tall buildings by … Continue reading

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OSCAR PISTORIUS DOC AIRING ON FOXTEL

OSCAR PISTORIUS DOC AIRING ON FOXTEL’S CRIME & INVESTIGATION NETWORK  By Joel Marino Published: October 21, 2014 LONDON: Foxtel’s Crime & Investigation channel has secured the rights for a documentary on Oscar Pistorius, the South African sprint runner sentenced today to five years in prison for the death of Reeva Steenkamp. Pistorius on Trial, made by Peacock Productions for Investigation Discovery in the U.S., is set to air next month. The network nabbed the five-year exclusive rights for Australia and non-exclusive rights for New Zealand. Kiwi broadcaster TVNZ aired the doc days before the verdict in its flagship current affairs … Continue reading

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ID TEAMS WITH PEACOCK AND TONY HARRIS TO PRODUCE SPECIAL "HATE IN AMERICA"

INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY TEAMS WITH NBC NEWS’ PEACOCK PRODUCTIONS AND EMMY-WINNING JOURNALIST TONY HARRIS TO PRODUCE NEW SPECIAL “HATE IN AMERICA” Harris Probes Modern-Day Racism in a New Special Premiering on Investigation Discovery in 1Q 2015 July 9, 2014 (Beverly Hill, Cal.) – Despite being a nation founded on “liberty and justice for all,” some Americans argue that our country faces an ongoing double standard of equality. Hate groups like the New Black Panthers and Neo Nazis are experiencing a resurgence among post-Civil Rights Era generations, and inequalities within the justice system have sparked major debates across the country, while hate … Continue reading

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ANNOUNCEMENT: NIK WALLENDA WILL ATTEMPT CHICAGO SKYSCAPER WALK BLINDFOLDED

NIK WALLENDA WILL ATTEMPT CHICAGO SKYSCRAPER WALK BLINDFOLDED King of the Highwire, Nik Wallenda, announced today that he’s upping the drama for his November 2 Skyscraper Live tightrope walk. Not only will he attempt to walk across the Chicago skyline, he’ll do it blindfolded. “It’s about challenging myself and through challenging myself, inspiring other people,” Wallenda told Matt Lauer this morning on TODAY. “I’ll not only need incredible physical strength to complete this walk, but laser-focued concentration,” he added. Video from TODAY: Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Read more about Wallenda’s blindfold announcement here: … Continue reading

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