NBC Lands Billboard Music Awards

• NBC has acquired the rights to broadcast the Billboard Music Awards in a new multi-year deal set to begin in 2018, with a date TBA in the near future. That’s the word from Mike Mahan, President of dick clark productions, who remarked, “Bringing together the Billboard Music Awards and NBC is a perfect partnership. We believe that pairing NBC’s enormous music and TV platform with the authority and legacy of the Billboard Music Awards will be an extraordinarily powerful combination. We couldn’t be more excited.”

Paul Telegdy, President, Alternative and Reality Group, NBC Entertainment said, “We are thrilled to collaborate with the Billboard Music Awards and dick clark productions to bring our mutual love of music and live programming together to showcase spectacular performances with the biggest names in music. The Billboard charts have long been the industry standard of greatness, making this show the #1 destination for music artists. We couldn’t imagine better partners than dcp, who we have teamed with on our Golden Globe telecasts for many years.”

Billboard Music Awards finalists are based on key interactions with music fans, as well as album and digital songs sales, radio airplay, streaming, touring and social engagement, as tracked by Billboard and its data partners, including Nielsen Music and Next Big Sound. The awards are based on a 12-month reporting period.