Streaming service Peacock is to host the new NBC-Sky News global news channel.
Unveiling the proposition at the iconic Studio 8H of 30 Rock, Comcast CEO Brian Roberts told his audience how the company was reimagining the NBCUniversal proposition
Peacock will make its debut on April 15 with a combination of free and subscription tiers.
Peacock Free includes next day access to current seasons current broadcast series, complete classic series, popular movies, daily news and sports programming including the Olympics.
Peacock Premium will be bundled for 24 million US subscribers that use Xfinity X1 and Flex. It’s also available for $4.99 per month on mobile and web devices for non-bundled customers. Premium customers can upgrade to an ad-free experience for an additional $5.00 per month, or any customer can purchase the ad-free experience directly for $9.99 per month.
Premium subscribers get early access to late night talk shows, including The Late Show with Seth Myers and additional sports – such as the Premier League
“This is a very exciting time for our company, as we chart the future of entertainment,” said Steve Burke, Chairman of NBCUniversal. “We have one of the most enviable collections of media brands and the strongest ad sales track record in the business. Capitalizing on these key strengths, we are taking a unique approach to streaming that brings value to customers, advertisers and shareholders.”
NBC News new international news network in collaboration with Sky was first mooted in April in prepared remarks by Brian Roberts. However, we’re still without an official launch date.
Peacock will also have exclusive streaming rights for the 2020 Universal film slate and beyond in the network window. Films will include some of the biggest live action feature films of all time, including Fast & Furious 9 and Jurassic World 3.
There will also be access to Universal’s back catalogue and Dick Wolf’s library of Law & Order and Chicago franchises.