New streaming service Peacock, set to launch in April with NBC, will be bringing to its audience a whole host of new content to go up against major competitors such as Netflix, Apple TV+, Amazon Prime Video and Disney+.
There is no pricing information yet, but what we do know is that there will be both a paid subscription and an advertisement-supported tier.
Deadline has reported that NBCUniversal hopes to reboot classic show The Office, along with a reboot of Battlestar Galactica. There’s also rumours of reboots for the shows Punky Brewster and Saved By The Bell. However, The Office remains on Netflix until January 2021 for now.
Previously, NBC was a partner in Hulu, but NBCUniversal’s parent company Comcast handed over its minority share to Disney earlier this year. The company also tried out a comedy-focused streaming service called Seeso, which launched in 2014 but folded a handful of years later.
A press release from NBC reveals the content which has been confirmed for the streaming platform so far.
There will be TV shows such as Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Frasier, Saturday Night Live, The Real Housewives, 30 Rock, Cheers and Downton Abbey.
There will also be original shows developed by big names such as Jimmy Fallon, SNL producer Lorne Michaels, creator of The Good Place Mike Schur and film star Jada Pinkett Smith.
What’s more, you will be able to enjoy films from Dreamworks Animation, Focus Features and Universal Pictures such as the Fast & Furious movies and Bridesmaids, plus animated features from Dreamworks Animation – who created hits such as Kung Fu Panda and Shrek.
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