More Layoffs At NBCU’s TV Networks

Exclusive Updated: It seems like there is another wave of belt-tightening at NBCUniversal. I hear the company has been imposing layoffs across the various TV divisions of the company. The layoffs started two weeks ago with Los Angeles-based personnel, with New York-based employees getting pink slips today. (NBCU’s La-based film studio, Universal Pictures, also was hit with layoffs about two weeks ago, when it let go of 25 employees.) I hear the cuts, which don’t appear to be very deep, are the result of a corporate decision and virtually all networks are affected to some extent including NBC; Syfy; USA; G4, which recently cancelled two of its long-running shows, E! and Bravo. At some networks, the layoffs involves as few as a handful of employees. I hear the movie and TV layoffs are part of a company-wide headcount reduction, which has affected about 1.5% of NBCU’s 30,000 workforce. I’ve
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