NBCU lifts lid on freemium Peacock

NBCUniversal (NBCU) has pulled the curtain back on its forthcoming streaming service Peacock, revealing a raft of programming as well as both AVOD and SVOD options for subscribers. At an investor presentation at NBCU’s New York offices yesterday, NBCU said Peacock would be available as a free ad-supported service with subscription tiers, offering more than […]

NBCU considering $10 ad-free Peacock and signs kids deal with NENT Group

NBCUniversal is said to be considering a US$10 per month price for an ad-free version of its upcoming Peacock streamer.  First reported by The Information, the broadcaster has largely been tight-lipped about its plans for Peacock since announcing it in September. The report goes on to say that the broadcaster is also considering an ad-supported […]

Burke confirms retirement as CEO of NBCUniversal

Comcast-owned NBCUniversal has announced the retirement of CEO Steve Burke, with film and network television business boss Jeff Shell set to be his successor.  Reports of Burke’s plans to step down emerged last week, and the Peacock has now confirmed his retirement will take place at the end of his contract following the 2020 Olympics. […]

NBCUniversal mulling plan to make Peacock free for all

NBCUniversal is planning to give the ad-supported version of OTT TV service Peacock away for free to all, making it the first US media giant to offer a completely free streaming offering, according to a report by CNBC. NBCUniversal owner Comcast had previously planned to offer the new streaming service free of charge to its […]

NBCUniversal combines domestic and international as Kevin MacLellan steps down

NBCUniversal is to combine its domestic and global divisions following news that international and distribution chief Kevin MacLellan is stepping down. MacLellan was most recently chairman of NBCU Global Distribution and International, ultimately overseeing the company’s networks outside of the US and services such as streamer Hayu, as well as NBCU International Studios (NBCUIS) production […]

Comcast leaning on OTT in US while Sky proves to be a positive for pay TV

Comcast is increasingly leaning towards OTT services, with streaming offsetting a drop in TV subscriber numbers in the company’s Q3 results despite a positive first year in its ownership of Sky. The trend of lost subscribers continued, snowballing to 238,000 dropped in the quarter. This follows Q2 losses of 224,000 and is above the expected […]

NBCUniversal signs social analytics deal with ListenFirst

Social analytics solution vendor ListenFirst has announced a partnership with NBCUniversal. ListenFirst, founded in 2012, also serves clients including AT&T, Condé Nast and Time Warner. The deal will see the broadcaster employ ListenFirst as one of its key partners for social analytics across its global brand portfolio of TV networks, stations and operators, along with […]

NBCUniversal combines TV studios under Hammer, names new Peacock chief

NBCUniversal is pulling its television studios, Universal Television and Universal Content Productions, together under a single business unit under Bonnie Hammer, with Comcast executive Matt Strauss taking over as head of new on-demand service Peacock. Hammer, NBCUniversal’s chairman of direct-to-consumer and digital enterprises, will assume the new title of chairman, NBCUniversal Content Studios, reporting directly […]

NBCU unveils Peacock streamer, plans April launch

NBCUniversal (NBCU) has ordered a raft of new shows and snatched back rights to Amy Poehler comedy Parks And Recreation from Netflix for its new streaming service, which it has named Peacock and said will launch in April. Peacock will offer 15,000 hours of programming, with Parks And Recreation set to become available from October […]

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