Banff World Media Festival to honour NBCUniversal

The global media co will be presented with the Company of Distinction award at the four-day festival in June.
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The Banff World Media Festival will honour global media co NBCUniversal as its 2018 Company of Distinction.

The annual award celebrates a company that demonstrates leadership in the screen-based entertainment industry. NBCUniversal owns TV networks and production companies such as Bravo, Hulu, Syfy and Universal Cable Productions.

Banff will spotlight the media co and its executives over the course of the four-day festival, which runs June 10 to 13 at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel in Banff, AB. NBCU will receive the company of distinction award on June 12 at Banff’s Rockie Awards Gala.

Past recipients of the award include Disney|ABC, CBS Corporation, Lionsgate Entertainment, A+E Networks and HBO.

Playback‘s parent company Brunico Communications has operated the Banff World Media Festival since 2016, after acquiring Achilles Media.

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