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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

NBCU seals A+E Networks deal for unscripted content

Comcast’s NBCUniversal has signed a “massive licencing deal” with A+E Networks for its upcoming Peacock streamer. The deal will serve to bulk up Peacock’s library of unscripted library content with “hundreds of hours” of shows such as Storage Wars, Cold Case Files and Ancient Aliens. These shows join Peacock’s already healthy library of scripted content […]

NBCU reportedly in talks to buy Walmart’s VUDU

Comcast’s NBCUniversal is reportedly in talks to acquire Walmart’s Vudu TVOD service. According to a report from the Wall Street Journal, the SNL broadcaster is in “advanced talks” to buy the streamer, though a source said that these discussions “may not result in a deal.” The Journal adds that NBCU would view Vudu “as a […]