via press release:
NBCUNIVERSAL CONTINUES TO EXPAND TV EVERYWHERE OFFERING WITH LAUNCH OF BRAVO NOW AND TELEMUNDO NOW APPS ON MICROSOFT’S XBOX ONE®
Networks to Join USA Now and Syfy Now Apps on Xbox One®
New York, NY – December 16, 2014 – Gamers rejoice. NBCUniversal continues to add new products to its TV Everywhere offering with the rollout of Bravo Now and Telemundo Now on Xbox One® from Microsoft, joining USA Now and Syfy Now. New and diverse fans of NBCUniversal’s premiere lifestyle and entertainment brand Bravo Media, and the definitive Hispanic mainstay Telemundo, will have access to authenticated content the day after air, along with recent episodes from each network. The expanded offering represents continued momentum in NBCUniversal’s TV Everywhere effort across multiple platforms – including connected devices – in addition to web and mobile. The announcement was made today by Alison Moore, GM and EVP, TV Everywhere, NBCUniversal.
“NBCUniversal’s partnership with Xbox One® underscores our commitment to embrace TV Everywhere solutions and provide added value to new audiences, who will now have access to the content they want – on their own time – on their home video console,” said Moore. “The addition of Bravo Now and Telemundo Now to the Xbox One® offering is yet another example of how TV Everywhere is reshaping the way fans view their favorite shows and we as a media company continue to evolve the experience.”
Bravo fans need to look no further than Bravo Now on Xbox One® to access full seasons, current episodes and select episodes one day after the linear premiere of the network’s popular shows, including “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,” “Top Chef,” “The Millionaire Matchmaker,” “Watch What Happens Live” and “Vanderpump Rules.” Xbox One owners using Bravo Now can also catch-up on the critically-claimed new scripted series “Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce.”
On Telemundo Now, Xbox One® users can choose from full seasons, current episodes and select episodes of hit Telemundo shows one day after the linear premiere. Among the fan favorite telenovelas are “Señora Acero,” “El Señor de Los Cielos,” “Tierra de Reyes,” and “Los Miserables.” The much anticipated “Dueños Del Paraiso” will also be available for viewing alongside full seasons and rolling episodes of popular unscripted series like “Caso Cerrado.” According to Nielsen, Hispanics overindex with regard to time spent on game consoles by more than 10% compared to the overall population.
“At Xbox, we know our community values our ongoing commitment to bringing new TV apps and more choices for ways to watch,” said Mike Nichols, Corporate Vice President, Marketing for Xbox. “Today, we’re thrilled to welcome the additions of Bravo Now and Telemundo Now and all the great content that these channels bring to Xbox One.”
NBCUniversal’s entire portfolio of networks is available on an authenticated basis to subscribers of participating MVPDs via TV Everywhere apps on digital touch points including mobile, tablet, and desktop, providing viewers the opportunity to engage with content live or anytime, anywhere they want to consume it. NBCUniversal’s portfolio of TV brands and their respective existing apps include: E! Now; USA Now; NBC Entertainment; NBC News, Bravo Now; CNBC; Esquire Now; Golf Live Extra; MSNBC; NBC Sports Live Extra; Oxygen Now; Sprout Now; Syfy Now and Telemundo Now.