NBCUniversal streaming service to debut in April 2020
NBCUniversal announced new details on its upcoming streaming service. The ad-supported, direct-to-consumer platform will be called \”Peacock\” and will officially launch in April 2020 with a line-up of more than 15,000 hours of content.
NBCUniversal to Launch Its Streaming Service
NBCUniversal Announces Launching Its Own Peacock Streaming Service.
The start of the advertising campaign is scheduled for April 2020. At the same time, the option to choose a subscription will appear. Clients expect 15 thousand hours of content.
The cost of the services provided will be announced closer to the launch.
Name “Peacock”, which translates as «peacock», is a tribute to NBC’s colorful logo. This name sets NBCUniversal apart from new streaming offerings from Disney and Apple named Disney+ and Apple TV +. It is already known that the new Disney service will cost $ 6.99 a month or $ 69.99 for an entire year, while Apple’s family subscription will cost $ 4.99. Both services are expected to launch in two months.
AT company&T WarnerMedia also plans in the spring launch your own streaming service. New products and projects compete with existing players, including Netflix, Amazon and Hulu, both owned by Disney.
As the market expands, companies are spending a lot of money to buy out popular shows.. NBC announced in June that it will delete the series «office» from Netflix in 2021 so the sitcom can be part of their own streaming lineup. The company will pay $ 100 million per year for exclusive screening of this show. Comedy became the most watched TV series on Netflix in 2018.
It is also known that the Netflix broadcasting grid will leave the cult series «friends». That being said, the company previously said the loss of two popular shows would free up its budget for more original content..