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I can simply see the NBCUniversal execs wringing their palms after they noticed the AT&T-Discovery deal was made official simply hours earlier than they kicked off upfront week with their digital presentation.

The session was hosted by NBCU’s high expertise, with the likes of Kelly Clarkson, Andy Cohen and Hoda Kotb taking companies and their shoppers by way of the lineup for subsequent season.

Expertise will probably be central to NBCU’s pitch to the advert world, the Wall Street Journal stories, with the Peacock trying to function an influence dealer of types between celebrities and types.

To make sure, NBCU paraded out new offers with big-named stars like Meghan Trainor, who will host “Prime Chef Household;” Kevin Hart, who will host a brand new discuss present; and Jonas Brothers, which will probably be featured in an Olympics particular. NBCU additionally introduced it renewed “The Tonight Present Starring Jimmy Fallon” for 5 years.

Elsewhere Disney-owned Hulu revealed a cope with The Beatles’ Paul McCartney for an unique documentary music sequence occasion.

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