The Billboard Music Awards will move to NBC in 2018, the network announced on Tuesday.
NBC has signed a multi-year deal with dick clark productions to broadcast the awards show beginning next year, following seven consecutive years of it airing on ABC. The move expands NBC’s relationship with dcp, which also produces the Golden Globes for the network.
The Billboard Music Awards previously aired on Fox, from its inception in 1990 until it went on hiatus in 2006.
“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,” NBC’s president of alternative and reality, Paul Telegdy, said in a statement.
“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.”
“Bringing together the ‘Billboard Music Awards’ and NBC is a perfect partnership,” added Mike Mahan, President, dick clark productions. “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.”
The Billboard Music Awards are executive produced by Allen Shapiro, Mike Mahan, Mark Bracco, Barry Adelman and Robert Deaton.