Almost a year after launch, NBCU’s Peacock arrives on Amazon Fire

NBCUniversal’s Peacock streamer is coming to Amazon Fire devices almost a year after its initial launch. The app will launch on Fire TV and Fire tablet devices in the US on June 24, the companies have announced. While the app is being launched now with some voice support, the companies said that further Alexa support […]

NBCU announces first day-and-date cinematic release for Peacock

NBCUniversal has become the latest US media giant to launch one of its blockbuster films day-and-date on VOD and in cinemas. The company has confirmed that the upcoming release of family animated feature The Boss Baby: Family Business will simultaneously be launched in cinemas and on streaming service Peacock on July 2. The film will […]

Peacock up by nine million subs as Comcast mulls international expansion

NBCUniversal’s streaming service Peacock added nine million subscribers in the first quarter of the year. The Comcast-owned company attributed the growth to the addition of iconic US sitcom The Office as a Peacock exclusive, along with the deal to acquire the WWE Network in a deal worth a reported US$1 billion. In total, Peacock now […]

WWE shifts focus to international deals following bumper Peacock sale

Pro wrestling outfit WWE will turn its attention to international deals after securing a big-money distribution agreement with NBCUniversal. Late last month, the company tied up a deal which effectively sees the company sell its WWE Network SVOD to Peacock. The agreement, worth a reported US$1 billion, will see the WWE Network cease to operate […]

33 million flock to Peacock

NBCUniversal’s big streaming play Peacock hit 33 million subscribers by the end of 2020, parent company Comcast has said. Peacock’s performance puts it on a similar level to WarnerMedia’s HBO Max, which had just under 38 million at the end of the year. The streamer saw steady growth from Q3, adding 11 million users. The […]

Peacock captures 9.2% of US streaming share with The Office alone

NBCUniversal’s decision to bring The Office to its Peacock streaming service seems to have been vindicated, with the show alone accounting for more than 9% of all streaming time in the US at the beginning of January. The show arrived on NBCU’s streamer on January 1 following years as a mainstay on Netflix, and now […]

Peacock expected to hit 52 million subs by 2024

NBCUniversal’s hybrid streaming service Peacock will exceed 50 million by 2024. According to a new report from Macquarie, the streamer will hit 52.1 million in 2024 with revenues of US$1.96 billion. In the immediate future, the report expects Peacock to hit US$604 million in revenue this year – up from US$296 million in 2020. The majority […]

Peacock restores on-demand EPL matches

NBCUniversal’s streaming service Peacock will offer on-demand replays of all televised English Premier League matches. The streamer, which is currently in the middle of its first season playing host to more than 175 live matches of the English league, upset fans last month when it removed on-demand replays. At launch, the app promised “more than […]

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