Comcast Reups Ryan Seacrest Productions
August 20, 2008 at 10:31 AM (PT)
The RYAN SEACREST media empire continues, as COMCAST ENTERTAINMENT GROUP has given him a new multi-year deal that significantly expands SEACREST's television and new media production business via RYAN SEACREST PRODUCTIONS. Under the deal's terms, SEACREST will continue to serve as Managing Editor and Anchor of "E! News," and as Exec. Producer and host of E!'s "Live From the Red Carpet" specials.
"RYAN is not only a spectacular broadcaster and producer but he is also the ideal ambassador for the E! brand," COMCAST CEO TED HARBERT said "It is a personal and professional thrill to be the beneficiary of RYAN's incredible work ethic, flawless on-air skills and fantastic instincts as a producer."
"COMCAST ENTERTAINMENT GROUP is the perfect engine to help drive RYAN SEACREST Productions to the next level in its evolution," SEACREST noted. "My experience with E! has been a perfect fit from the very start, and I am thrilled to continue working with them on the air, as well as developing and producing programming across all COMCAST networks.”
The agreement also includes a new advertising relationship between E! and SEACREST's radio properties, including the world's most popular radio countdown show, "American Top 40," as well as his LOS ANGELES-based radio show, "On-Air with RYAN SEACREST."
Currently, RYAN SEACREST PRODUCTIONS has two series airing on COMCAST networks -- "Keeping Up with the KARDASHIANS" and "DENISE RICHARDS: It's Complicated," on E!; and two series now in production: "Bromance," to air on MTV; and "Momma's Boys" which will premiere on NBC.