On Thursday, NBC Universal revealed its Peacock streaming service to investors, emphasized by a free-for-all version that stands out in a progressively congested online video market. It starts in the U.S. on July 15.
Peacock Free will consist of numerous hours of programming
Peacock Free will be made up of 7,500 hours of programming, including next-day access to contemporary seasons of first-year NBC programs, full seasons of classic series, Universal films, and curated content like “SNL Vault” and “Family Movie Night.”
Peacock Free should provide NBC Universal an instant surge of advertising taxation as consumers enhance their intake of streaming video with a product that would not cost more per month.
The chairman of NBC, Steve Burke previous year, stated that he expects Peacock can make about $5 per month for every Peacock subscriber in advertising revenue. Other streaming products, like Netflix and Disney+, don’t include advertising.
AT&T’s HBO Max also would not include commercials. However, WarnerMedia CEO John Stankey has told a future version of the product will. There will also be two revenged tiers of Peacock called Peacock Premium.
An early look at its Late Night list from Peacock Premium for NBC fans
As earlier reported that there will be a $4.99-per-month version of Peacock Premium with ads and a $9.99-per-month choice with no advertisements.
Both paid tiers will add live sports and early introduction to late-night shows. Peacock Premium will add non-televised Premier League soccer games beginning in August and Ryder Cup matches in September.
The addition of sports is another differentiator for Peacock from competitors like Disney+, HBO Max, and Netflix, which do not add live games.
Peacock Premium will provide NBC fans an early look at its Late Night lineup, a first for any telecast channels.
Fans of Late Night with earlier nights could be watching “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” at 8 p.m. ET each day rather its usual TV time of 11:35 p.m. ET and ‘Late Night with Seth Meyers’ at 9 p.m. ET instead waiting till 12:35 a.m. ET.
Peacock will also highlight live breaking news stories and access to “NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt.” Full events of news magazine show “Dateline” will also be open for Peacock subscribers.
Comcast-owned NBC Universal has the aim of approaching 30 million to 35 million active Peacock accounts by 2024.
Comcast and Cox customers will get free access to Peacock Premium
The customers of Comcast and Cox cable will get free access to Peacock Premium with ads and can pay $5 per month for the ad-free version. On April 15, Comcast’s Xfinity X1 and internet-only Flex customers will get access to Peacock Premium, three months earlier than the national launch.
Peacock Premium will have more than 15,000 hours of content made up of more than 600 films and 400 TV series. The streaming service will be the streaming home of “Law & Order” and “Chicago Fire,” as well as earlier declared series like “30 Rock,” “Two and a Half Men,” “Frasier,” and “Cheers.”
Peacock declared many latest original series that will be added with a premium subscription that records longtime NBC stars. “Girls5Eva” produced by Tina Fey, which highlights an all-girl vocal performance from the 1990s that meets for another shot at stardom, and “Intelligence,” starring previous “Friends” actor David Schwimmer.
Furthermore, the NBC also revealed it took a stake in Kevin Hart’s Laugh Out Loud network, which will give a Hart stand-up parody special and other Hart-related concepts for Peacock.