The Mandalorian the clear favourite original of the new crop of streamers

Disney+ series The Mandalorian has proved to be the most popular original show of any of the major streaming services which have launched over the past 10 months.  According to a report from Parrot Analytics looking at the original shows that launched with Disney+, Apple TV+, HBO Max and Peacock, the Star Wars series was […]

Comcast: Sky retains customers but suffers revenue dip as Peacock hits 10 million subs

Sky managed to retain almost all of its customers through the coronavirus pandemic, but still suffered a 15% loss as a result of advertising and sports, Comcast has said. The operator charted 23.7 million ‘customer relationships’ across Europe, down only 1% from the 23.9 million it had in Q1. While Sky will be happy that […]

NBCU plans to add user profiles and offline viewing for Peacock

NBCUniversal has promised to add user profiles and downloads for offline viewing to its recently launched Peacock streamer. While the service has only been live for a few days, NBCU has confirmed that it is working on a number of features including user profiles – commonplace in other streaming services such as Netflix, Disney+ and […]

Content already beginning to disappear from Peacock

NBCUniversal’s Peacock streamer might have only launched this week, but the broadcaster is already starting to remove content. The day after the A/SVOD launched, some major movies including Fast & Furious and Evan Almighty were removed, while a number of others are scheduled to go in the coming weeks. Heavily involved in the advertising for […]

Android absence and technical errors mar Peacock launch

NBCUniversal’s Peacock streamer suffered online ignominy on launch day as the app seemingly was missing from Google’s Play Store on both mobile and TV Android devices. The platform, which combines free and premium subscription models, launched in the US on July 15 with over 13,000 hours of programming including iconic sitcoms The Office, Parks and […]

Peacock launches in US

Comcast NBCUniversal’s new streaming offering Peacock launches in the US today, leaning on a free-to-view tier featuring over 13,000 hours of programming. In addition to the free tier, Peacock will offer a premium service with over 20,000 hours of content, live sports including 175 exclusive English Premier League football matches from the 2020-21 season, the […]

Peacock spent 70% more on advertising in build up to launch than Disney+

NBCUniversal’s late-in-the-day marketing push for its imminently arriving Peacock streaming service has been laid bare by a new report. Advertising intelligence platform MediaRadar has examined the ad spend for Peacock and compared it to the same time period before the launches of both Disney+ and HBO Max. The report covers ad spend in print, online, […]

Peacock to broadcast more than 175 Premier League matches in 2020-21 season

NBCUniversal has confirmed that Peacock will be the exclusive streaming home of more than 175 English Premier League matches for the 2020-21 season. The Comcast-owned broadcaster confirmed that the streamer, which launches on July 15, will present more than 1,500 hours of EPL matches over the season to create what it says is the “most […]

NBCUniversal makes Premier League free to celebrate Peacock launch

NBCUniversal will broadcast the English Premier League for free to celebrate the launch of its streaming service Peacock. While primarily being pitched as an entertainment service (as evidenced by the recently announced distribution deal with ViacomCBS), sports was always meant to be a core part of Peacock’s offer – the streamer’s launch was initially meant […]

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 […]