NBCU Forms Dedicated Tech Division

Not to be confused with NBC Digital media unit, which is the business side…now it has created a central technology division, the Technology Growth Center (TGC), that will develop technologies for all forms of digital media. Darren Feher, executive VP and CTO for NBC Universal, will head the TGC.
Recent TGC projects include developing technology that allows NBCU to digitally send its TV content to iTunes, instead of using manual delivery on Digital Betacam tapes; various interactive content initiatives with cable and satellite operators surrounding Olympics programming; and the use of SMSand online voting for “Deal or No Deal”.
TVWeek: The division is split into four units, one focusing on building and launching new technology; another that deals with technology strategy and standards; a third that will work with universities and NBCU parent General Electric’s global research center to identify new technologies; and a fourth division responsible for thwarting piracy.