NBCUniversal Syndication Studios

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NBCUniversal Syndication Studios (a.k.a. NUSS), formerly known as NBCUniversal Television Distribution (a.k.a. NUTD), Universal Domestic Television, Studios USA Television Distribution and MCA TV, is the television syndication division of NBCUniversal, a division of Comcast, in the United States.[2] Its predecessors include NBC Enterprises, Universal Television Distribution, Multimedia Entertainment (including Avco Program Sales), PolyGram Television (formerly ITC Entertainment), and Sky Vision. At some point in its history, it was also known as "NBCUniversal Television & New Media Distribution"[1] and "NBC Universal Television and New Media Distribution.”[3] This unit is possibly the parent for the similarly named "NBCUniversal Domestic Television Distribution" unit.[4][5]

Quick facts: Formerly, Type, Industry, Predecessors, Found...
NBCUniversal Syndication Studios
FormerlyMCA TV (1948–1996)
Universal Television Enterprises (1996–1997)
Studios USA Television Distribution (1998–2002)
Universal Domestic Television (2002–2004)
NBC Universal Television Distribution (2004–2011)
NBCUniversal Television Distribution (2011–2021)
IndustryTelevision syndication
  • 1948; 75 years ago (1948)
    (as MCA Television Ltd.)
  • December 9, 1996; 26 years ago (1996-12-09)
    (as Universal Television Enterprises)
  • September 13, 2004; 18 years ago (2004-09-13)
    (as NBC Universal Television Distribution)
HeadquartersPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania
Manhattan, New York City, New York
Universal City, California
Key people
Frances Manfredi (President, US & Canada, 2015)[1]
ParentNBCUniversal Television and Streaming

The company distributes television series produced by NBC (after 1973), Universal Television, Multimedia Entertainment, Studios USA, Revue Studios, PolyGram Television (except the ITC library), Universal Media Studios and G4 Media, LLC. The division distributes the film libraries of Universal Pictures, the 1929–49 Paramount Pictures library (owned by EMKA, Ltd.), all 1996–99 PolyGram Filmed Entertainment films (as well as PolyGram Visual Programming), USA Films, Focus Features, Universal Animation Studios, and DreamWorks Animation.

The name was changed to reflect the NBCUniversal brand between September 13, 2004 and January 31, 2011. NUTD is considered the third broadcast syndication arm of NBC, with NBC Enterprises being the second and NBC Films (now part of CBS Media Ventures) as the first, dating back to spring 1953. NUTD is also considered the sixth broadcast syndication arm of Universal Television with MCA TV as the first, Universal Television Enterprises as the second, Studios USA Television Distribution as the third, Universal Domestic Television as the fourth, and Universal Television Distribution as the fifth.