Universal Media Studios
) is the television production arm
of the NBCUniversal Television Group
, and by extension, the NBC
television network (since a majority of the company's shows air on NBC, and accounts for most of that network's primetime programming). It was formerly known as Revue Studios
, NBC Studios
, NBC Universal Television Studio
, and Universal Network Television
. Both NBC Studios and Universal Network Television are predecessors of Universal Media Studios.
The name was changed in 2004 to reflect the NBCUniversal
brand. However, on Thursday, June 14, 2007, NBC Universal Television Studio, in immediate effect, was renamed Universal Media Studios. The parent company, NBC Universal, explained that the reason for the name change of the production arm was because "the new name fully describes the company's mission to be the premier content provider for television and digital platforms, spanning all television dayparts and creative genres."
The first series ordered under the new name was supposed to be the upcoming Without Breasts There Is No Paradise
. However, the new logo debuted after the November 5, 2007 episode of Heroes
. The logo took over all of the old NBC Universal logos on other non-syndicated fare such as House, M.D.
, Bionic Woman
, The Office
, and Friday Night Lights
. From 2009 to 2011, the UMS logo appears on syndicated fare such as The Jerry Springer Show
, The Steve Wilkos Show
, and Access......