A new player joins the field of transmission services: the new and long-awaited streaming service of NBC Universal already has a name and a date of release: Peacock will be available from April 2020. But it is not everything. Already know some of the shows most relevant will be considered in the more than 15,000 hours of programming that has been promised to the station.
NBC Universal will join the growing number of media companies that launched their own platforms, such as CBS All Access, and Disney-Plus -part the 12 of November of 2019-in addition to the existing offer of streaming services such as Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, Apple TV Plus -which makes its debut on November 1, 2019 – or HBO Max.
Peacock-whose name means peacock in Spanish, in reference to the traditional logo of the chain-, was presided over by Bonnie Hammer, who, after the launch it was replaced by Matt Strauss, who served as executive vice president of Xfinity Services, the digital arm of Comcast Cable, which is controller of NBCUniversal.
With the wide range available of streaming services on offer and those that are about to come, you will probably want to know how it will work and what you can see in Peacock. Then we tell you what we know so far, but we’ll keep you informed when there are new developments.
Among other series, the service will feature Parks and Recreation and The Office, that is most likely to be exclusive to Peacock, depending ahead senior executives of the company, as the CEO of NBC Universal, Steve Burke.
The rumors indicated that NBC Universal planned to remove The Office from Netflix, where he has been a great success. The agreement of NBCU and Netflix for this series expires in 2021, so that after that date would be as exclusive to Peacock. However, it is less clear how and when the same thing will occur with Parks and Recreation. Some versions indicate that he had agreed to keep it until 2024 on Hulu, in which Comcast shares the property with Disney.
Other popular NBC series that will be part of the offer of the new platform are 30 Rock, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Cheers, Everybody Loves Raymond, Frasier, Saturday Night Live, Will & Grace, The King of Queens and Married… With Children, although NBC has not said to be exclusive.
But Peacock is also preparing new programs and original. In the field of humor, we are developing new programs from Jimmy Fallon, Seth Meyers, Lorne Michaels, Mike Schur, Ed Helms, Jada Pinkett Smith, Rashida Jones, and Tracey Wigfield. In addition, it is preparing new dramas, including the reboot of Battlestar Galactica, Sam Esmail; Dr. Death, starring Alec Baldwin, Jamie Dornan and Christian Slater; Brave New World, with Demi Moore.
In terms of films, the viewers will see a variety of titles, such as American Pie, Bridesmaids, Knocked Up, Meet the Parents and Meet the Fockers, in addition to big blockbusters like Back to the Future, E. T. The Extra-Terrestrial, Field of Dreams, Jaws, Shrek , and The Breakfast Club.
NBC Universal also plans to develop original movies and animated series for the Peacock, so that has agreements with Universal Pictures, Focus Features, DreamWorks Animation and Illumination.
Content in Spanish
Peacock will also offer programming Telemundo, the channel of Spanish-speaking of which NBC Universal owns. Telemundo, along with Univision, is one of the major chains with Spanish-language content in the united States.
In this way, Peacock will have more than 3,000 hours of Telemundo content, including Weapons of Women, new drama series exclusive from the makers of the Queen of The South. The library of titles also includes popular series such as 100 Days To get Back, Betty in New York, The Baron and Offender. 1.
The subscription model of Peacock will be something different that you’re used to. If you are a subscriber to or customer of Comcast or Sky, you’ll be able to use the service of NBC Universal, free of charge, while the cable cutters will be able to access the service through a subscription fee traditional.
The new service will feature advertising, although NBC Universal says that the customers will be able to remove the ads for an additional fee. For the moment, prices are not available, but stay tuned. We’ll keep you informed when the Peacock and NBC Universal give to know what’s new.
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