l broadcast television stations that collectively reached 33 million U.S. television households, as of December 31, 2015. In addition to broadcasting the NBC network’s national programming, the company’s local broadcast television stations produce news, sports, public affairs and other programming that addresses local needs and acquire syndicated programming from other sources. Telemundo Telemundo is a major Hispanic media company that produces, acquires, and distributes Spanish-language content in the United States and internationally. Telemundo’s operations include the Telemundo network, its 17 owned local broadcast television stations and the NBC Universo national cable network. The Telemundo network is a major Spanish-language broadcast television network featuring original telenovelas, movies, news, specials, and sporting events. Telemundo develops original programming primarily through its production studio and also acquires the rights to content from third parties. It holds the Spanish-language U.S. broadcast rights to FIFA World Cup soccer through 2022 and the Spanish-language U.S. broadcast rights for the NFL games that the NBC network would broadcast through the 2022-23 season as part of the company’s agreement with the NFL. Telemundo Local Broadcast Television Stations As of December 31, 2015, Telemundo owned 17 local broadcast television stations, including 16 local broadcast television stations affiliated with the Telemundo network, and an independent television station in Puerto Rico. Filmed Entertainment segment This segment primarily produces, acquires, markets, and distributes both live-action and animated filmed entertainment worldwide, and it also develops, produces and licenses live stage plays. The company produces films both on its own and jointly with other studios or production companies, as well as with other entities. The company’s films are produced primarily under the Universal Pictures, Illumination and Focus Features names. The company’s films are marketed and distributed worldwide primarily through its own marketing and distribution companies. The company also acquires distribution rights to films produced by others, which might be limited to particular geographic regions, specific forms of media or certain periods of time. The company’s content consists of theatrical films, direct-to-video movies and its film library, including approximately 5,000 movies in various genres. The company has entered into, and might continue to enter into, film cofinancing arrangements with third parties, including both studio and nonstudio entities, to jointly finance or distribute certain of its film productions. The majority of the company’s produced and acquired films are initially distributed for exhibition in movie theaters. After their release in movie theaters, the company sells and licenses its films through various methods. The company distributes its films worldwide by selling them on DVD to retail stores, rental kiosks and subscription by mail services and by selling them through digital distribution services and the video on demand services provided by multichannel video providers, including its Cable Communications segment. The company also licenses its films, including selections from its film library, to cable, broadcast and premium networks, to subscription video on demand services, and to video on demand and pay-per-view services. The number of films that the company licenses through subscription video on demand services is increasing as consumers continue to seek additional ways to view its content. Theme Parks segment This segment consists primarily of the company’s Universal theme parks in Orlando, Florida and Hollywood, California. Universal Orlando includes two theme parks, Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure, as well as CityWalk, a dining, retail and entertainment complex. Universal Orlando also features on-site themed hotels in which the company owns a noncontrolling interest. The company’s Universal theme park in Hollywood, California consists primarily of Universal Studios Hollywood. The company is also expanding its th
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