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NBCUniversal agrees content deal with ViacomCBS to bulk up Peacock

NBCUniversal has signed a deal with ViacomCBS to license a number of its movies and TV shows for upcoming streamer Peacock. Peacock will launch on July 15 in the US 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 […]

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 […]

NBCU signs distribution deal with Google for Peacock, will offer three months free premium

Comcast’s NBCUniversal has signed a deal with Google to bring upcoming streamer Peacock to Android, Android TV and Chromecast devices at launch on July 15. Android and Android TV users will also receive complimentary access to Peacock’s Premium tier (typically US$4.99 per month) for free through to October 15. The streamer will launch with a […]

Peacock at forefront of NBCUniversal reshuffle under Mark Lazarus

NBCUniversal (NBCU) has revealed a major restructuring affecting swathes of its operations, including the creation of a new TV and streaming division to be headed up by Mark Lazarus. NBCU TV and streaming will house recently launched SVOD and AVOD service Peacock plus a vast array of networks including NBC, Telemundo, cablenets – such as […]

NBCUniversal’s Fandango buys Walmart’s Vudu 

Vudu, the transactional video on demand platform owned by Walmart, has been purchased by NBCUniversal’s cinema ticket purchasing service Fandango. Vudu is currently accessible in over 100 million US homes with an app that has been downloaded more than 14 million times. The service allows users to purchase and rent films and series, and also […]

NBCU launches preview of Peacock to Comcast customers

NBCUniversal (NBCU) has rolled out its new streaming service Peacock to select users in the US, but senior execs have admitted that Covid-19 has had a “significant” impact on its launch slate. Matt Strauss, chairman of Peacock and NBCU Digital Enterprises, said that when the streamer’s strategy had been unveiled three months ago, “none of […]

Top Comcast execs to donate salaries to charity amid pandemic

Comcast, the owner and operator of NBCUniversal and Sky, has announced that its top execs are donating 100% of their salaries to charities fighting against coronavirus. A memo sent to staff on Wednesday from CEO Brian Roberts confirmed that he, Mike Cavanagh (CFO), Dave Watson (Comcast Cable CEO), Jeff Shell, (NBCU CEO) and Jeremy Darroch […]

Coronavirus: Olympics officially delayed; Champions League postponed

After weeks of speculation, the 2020 Olympics have officially been postponed.  The decision was reached following talks between Japanese prime minister, Shinzo Abe, and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) president, Thomas Bach. A joint statement from the IOC and the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee confirmed that “[the Games] must be rescheduled to a date beyond […]

Virgin Media to show new NBCUniversal releases as cinemas shut down

Liberty Global-owned UK service provider Virgin Media has struck a deal with NBCUniversal that will enable its customers to watch some of the studio’s new releases on the same day their cinema release. The agreement means that Virgin Media customers will be able to watch movies including DreamWorks Animation’s Trolls World Tour on April 6, the […]

NBCUniversal brings current cinematic releases like The Invisible Man and The Hunt to the living room amid cinema shutdown

NBCUniversal, which last week cancelled its live upfront event in May, will offer its current cinematic releases available to home audiences via 48-hour rentals during the coronavirus pandemic. Governments all over the world have either enforced or encouraged the halting of mass gatherings as the spreading pandemic gathers pace. In the US, cinemas in states […]

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