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Peacock to land on Vizio and LG TVs at launch

Following yesterday’s deal to bring Peacock to Google devices, NBCUniversal has announced that the streamer will be available on Vizio SmartCast and LG Smart TVs at launch on July 15.

The streamer will launch with a free tier which offers more than 7,500 hours of content, an ad-supported premium tier with 15,000 hours of content (including live sports such as the English Premier League) and an ad-free premium tier.

In addition to on demand content like Parks And Recreation and the Peacock original series Brave New World, Peacock will also offer live programming from the likes of CNBC and E!.

Users on Vizio and LG TVs however will not receive the same promotional offer as Google users who will receive access to the US$4.99 per month premium tier for free until October.

Matt Bond, chairman of content distribution at NBCUniversal, said: “We want to provide fans of Peacock’s vast programming a choice of how and where they consume our content when we launch nationally next month. Vizio and LG are great partners that will help provide these fans the viewing experience they’ve come to expect from us at NBCUniversal.”

Maggie McLean Suniewick, president of business development and partnerships at Peacock said: “With increasing consumption on smart TVs, we are happy to make it easy for Peacock customers with Vizio and LG smart televisions to stream all our content. We offer Peacock as free to our distribution partners because we want people everywhere to enjoy Peacock where and when they want it.”