NBC/Universal announced details about its streaming service Peacock today. It seems to have a big catalog with big titles and original content as well as live TV, national and international sports. The company also set a active user target to itself, which shows there is a long term investment plan behind it. Peacock will also benefit from the original content that will come from Universal Studios and DreamWorks.
We gathered everything you need to know about it including prices, membership types, content, user targets etc.
What are the membership options and prices?
Peacock has a free and two premium options.
- Peacock Free will show you ads, and can be joined by any consumer regardless of their cable provider. Free will have 7,500 hours of programming with movies and classic TV series.
- Peacock Premium will have 15,000 hours of programming with movies, TV shows, sports, early views of NBC late-night shows and original Peacock series. It will be free for Comcast and Cox members and cost $4,99 for others.
- Peacock Premium without ads will be $9,99.
When will Peacock launch?
Peacock streaming service will launch on April 15 for Comcast X1 and Flex users, people who aren’t subscribers to these services will need to wait for three months, until July 15.
What does NBC expect from Peacock?
NBC targets having 30-35 million active Peacock accounts by 2024. Peacock chairman Matthew Strauss said that he expects Peacock to break even in 5 years.
The Christmas tree in front of the Rockefeller Center was replaced with a giant peacock yesterday
Which shows are on Peacock?
This is Us, Law and Order: SVU, The Office, Parks and Recreation, 30 Rock, Bates Motel, Battlestar Gallactica, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Cheers, Chrisley Knows Best, Covert Affairs, Downton Abbey, Everyone Loves Raymond, Frasier, Friday Night Lights, House, Keeping Up with the Kardashians, King Of Queens, Married…With Children, Monk, Parenthood, Psych, Royal Pains, Saturday Night Live, Superstore, The Real Housewives, Top Chef, Will & Grace
Are there any exclusive shows on Peacock?
Parks and Recreation, The Office (will leave Netflix on 2021)
What about the movies?
Universal Pictures will develop original films and animated series to debut on the plaform and DreamWorks Animation will create original content as well.
Movies from Fast & Furious and Jason Bourne franchises, Jurassic Park, E.T., Field of Dreams, Big Lebowski, American Pie, Bridesmaids, Knocked Up, Meet the Parents, Meet the Fockers, A Beautiful Mind, Back to the Future, Brokeback Mountain, Casino, Dallas Buyers Club, Do the Right Thing, Erin Brockovich, Jaws, Mamma Mia!, The Breakfast Club
Will there be content for children?
Movies from Shrek, Despicable Me franchises.
Any original series?
Dr. Death (Alec Baldwin, Jamie Dornan, Christian Slater), Brave New World (Demi Moore, Alden Ehrenreich), Angelyne, a limited series from Emmy Rossum, One of Us Is Lying, based on the best-selling young adult mystery-thriller, Rutherford Falls (Ed Helms), Straight Talk (Rashida Jones, Jada Pinkett Smith), A.P.Bio (Glenn Howerton, Patton Oswalt), Who Wrote That (a Saturday Night Live docuseries from Lorne Michaels), an original talk show series from Jimmy Fallon, a weekly late night show (Amber Ruffin, exec produced by Seth Myers), a spinoff of Bravo’s The Real Housewives franchise
Saved By the Bell (Elizabeth Berkley, Mario Lopez, Tracey Wigfield), Battlestar Galactica, The Punky Brewster (Soleil Moon Frye)
The Premier League, Ryder Cup, Tokyo Olympics opening shows and highlights, NBC Live News, NBC Nightly News with Lester Hill, Meet the Press with Chuck Todd.
These are what we know up to now, but altogether the platform will offer more than 600 films and 400 series.