NBC's Peacock Streaming Service: Everything To Know

NBC's Peacock Streaming Service: Everything To Know

id="article-body" class="row" section="article-body"> Johannes Spahn/Getty Images Comcast's NBCUniversal unleashed a flood of info in September about Peacock, its competitor to Netflix and Disney Plus, including crucial details such as prices (it's complicated) and launch dates (also complicated). At a star-studded presentation at NBC's storied 30 Rockefeller Plaza headquarters in New York, the company laid out the clearest vision so far about what to expect from Peacock. 

Peacock is Comcast's and NBC's entry in the so-called streaming wars, a seven-month window when media giants and tech titans are releasing a raft of new services to take on Netflix. The battles will not only determine who shapes the future of television as streaming becomes the norm, they'll also influence how many services you'll have to pay for to watch your favorite shows.

In the case of companies like NBC, it means that even traditional TV networks and cable companies like Comcast are betting they can't turn the tide of cord cutting. 

With more than 150 million members, Netflix dominates streaming subscriptions. But Peacock will also face new services from Disney with Disney Plus, Apple with Apple TV Plus and soon HBO-owner WarnerMedia with HBO Max (in May) -- not to mention the likes of Amazon Prime Video, Hulu and CBS All Access, among other established options. (Note: CBS is the parent company of CNET.)

So is Peacock worth paying for? All the details on Peacock are below, but basically: If Netflix has spoiled you and you just can't handle ads, you may find yourself considering yet another subscription. 

Timeless shows and movies. Exclusive originals. Plus timely news, sports and pop culture. Perch here for a sneak peek of it all and make sure you sign up for updates at website We're Free as a Bird! #PeacockTV pic.twitter.com/36nHvYQFa2

— Peacock (@peacockTV) January 16, 2020 When will Peacock launch?/

/>NBCUniversal plans to launch the Peacock streaming service April 15 for Comcast's Xfinity X1 cable customers and its Flex streaming customers. Then it'll launch for everyone else in the US on July 15, coinciding with the summer Olympics.

/>International expansion will come, NBC said, but it didn't specify a timeline./

/>April is the same month as the debut of Quibi, a mobile streaming service from Hollywood giant Jeffrey Katzenberg, which will focus on bite-size films. In May, HBO Max will launch in the US.

/>How much will Peacock cost?/
/>Peacock has three tiers: 더킹카지노주소 one that's free, one that's $5 a month and one that's $10 a m

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The free tier limits how much you can watch. For example, instead of getting all the Peacock originals, as a free viewer you get only select ep

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Both paid tiers are what's called Peacock Premium, basically an all-access pass to everything on the service. Peacock Premium is $5 with advertising, or you can upgrade to an ad-free version for

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Now, if you're a Comcast or Cox customer, you can get Peacock Premium at a $5 discount. You watch with an ad-supported Premium membership free, or pay $5 for the ad-free version. NBC said it's working on more partnerships to offer this discount to a wider array of consu

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Right now the pricing at Peacock's competition runs the gamut. 

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Now playing: Watch this: Peacock pricing, bundles and shows: The lowdown on NBC's... 3:31 Among the services that have ad-supported options, Hulu is $6 a month with ads and $12 a month without. CBS All Access charges $6 for its tier with advertising and $10 for the ad-free version. And Quibi, a startup set to launch its mobile-only subscription video service with an eye-popping lineup of stars, pegged its monthly rate at $5 with ads and $8 ad-fr


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By comparison, Netflix, which has no ads, offers its cheapest tier at $9 a month, while its most popular plan is $13. Apple TV Plus is $5 a month, Disney Plus is $7 a month, and HBO Max will be $15 a month when it launches in

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What's up with that name
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Peacock is a nod to NBC's longtime logo and ma

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At the service's unveiling, Tina Fey said she originally wanted the title of 30 Rock to be The Peacock. "I was told it was a hard no, and that it would not pass the censors," she said. "And here w

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What happens to NBC programming on Hulu
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For now, NBC's shows streaming on Hulu aren't going anyw

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NBC was a partner in Hulu for years. But last year, NBC and Comcast struck a deal with Disney to hand over NBC's minority share in Hulu, making Disney the full owner of the service. That deal included terms that essentially allow NBC to have programming both on Hulu and on Peacock at the sam

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The Office will start streaming on Peacock in 2021./

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NBC However, in about two years, NBC has the right (but not the obligation) to pull all its programming off Hulu if it cho

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But "it's too early to tell" whether NBC will want to go that route yet, NBCUniversal Chairman Steve Burke said at the presentation unveiling Pea

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Shows and movies: What will I be able to watch on Peacock?
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The company has said Peacock will have more than 15,000 hours of content available; about half of it will be available on the free, ad-supported

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Generally, the free library includes: 


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Next-day access to current seasons of NBC broadcast shows in their first season (known as freshmen s

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Select episodes of marquee Peacock originals (but not full seasons)./

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Curated genre channels, which NBC has characterized as things like SNL Vault, Family Movie Night and Olympic Pr

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Complete classic series and popular movies.

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Curated daily news and sports programming, including the Olympi

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Spanish-language content./
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With the Premium membership, you basically get an all-access pass. It offers 15,000 hours of video, and you


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Full seasons of Peacock origina

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Next-day access to current seasons of returning NBC broadcast shows./

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Early access to NBC's late-night talk shows. The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon will stream early on Peacock at 8 p.m. ET, followed by Late Night with Seth Meyers at 9 p

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Additional sports, like Premier League socc
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For its originals, the company is leaning toward new series from talent who have a long track record at NBC, like Tiny Fey, Amy Poehler and Mindy Kaling. It's also betting on reboots of shows with an enduring appeal. It's already announced a revival of Battlestar Galactica (itself a reboot of the 1970s sci-fi series) by Mr. Robot creator Sam Esmail and reboots of Punky Brewster and Saved by the Bell. According to Deadline, NBCUniversal hopes to make a reboot of The Office, which itself was a remake of a British

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Peacock will also include live programming, especially during the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. NBC has said that Peacock will be "center stage" for streaming the Olympics this year. It'll have select American and European golf tournam

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As far as news programming, Peacock will draw from brands like NBC News, Sky News, MSNBC and CNBC. It'll stream same-day broadcasts of NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt and Meet the Press with Chuck Todd; live news channels will include NBC News Now, Sky News and NBC/Sky Global News (a new channel); it'll feature clips from Today, CNBC, MSNBC, E! News, NBC Nightly News and Meet the Press; and it'll widen into original content from the Meet the Press franchise, investigative documentaries including full seasons of Dateline and Lock Up, and library documentaries from NBC News an

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The following are titles NBC has confirmed will be included with Peacock.

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Original drama/

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Dr. Death, based on the true-crime podcast, starring Jamie Dornan, Alec Baldwin and Christian


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A revival of Battlestar Galactica (itself a reboot of the 1970s sci-fi series) by Mr. Robot creator Sam

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Brave New World, based on the dystopian novel by Aldous Huxley and starring Demi Moore and Alden Ehrenreich from Solo: A Star Wars

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Angelyne, a limited series from Emmy Rossum about a surgically enhanced LA pop-culture icon./

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One of Us Is Lying, based on the best-selling young adult mystery-thrill

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An anthology series that'll base its first installment on Hatching Twitter, Nick Bilton's best-selling book about the creation of that social n


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The Capture, a conspiracy thriller touching on surveillance and misinformation, which ran on the BBC in


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Armas De Mujer, starring Kate del Castillo, a dramedy from the team behind Telemundo's La Reina del


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Rutherford Falls, starring Ed Helms, who also co-created the show with Mike Schur (the showrunner for The Good Place and 더킹카지노 co-creator of Parks and Recreation) and Sierra Teller Ornelas, who's produced ABC's Splitting Up Together and NBC's

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Straight Talk, from Rashida Jones, about two main characters with opposing ideologies forced into an od

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A Saved by the Bell reboot, with original cast members including Elizabeth Berkley and Mario Lopez, from 30 Rock's Trace

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The Punky Brewster reboot, starring Soleil Moon Frye as a grownup version of the titular

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A new season of A.P.Bio, starring Glenn Howerton and Patton

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Psych 2: Lassie Come Home, a second movie spinoff from the series Psy

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The Adventure Zone, a fantasy animated comedy series based on the Dungeons & Dragons podcast and best-selling graphic no


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Clean Slate, starring Laverne Cox as a trans woman who returns to Alabama and reunites with her estranged father after 17 years, produced by legendary producer N


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Expecting, produced by Mindy Kaling, about a single woman who asks her gay best friend to be her s


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Division One, a coming-of-age comedy about an underdog women's collegiate soccer team, produced by A


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MacGruber, based on the Saturday Night Live sketch character who spawned a movie in 2010. Will Forte stars in, writes and produces this com


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Girls5Eva, produced by Tina Fey about a one-hit-wonder girl group from the '90s that reunites for one more shot


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Lady Parts, a comedy about a female Muslim punk band, which aired on Channel 4 in the


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Intelligence, a comedy starring David Schwimmer about a maverick American intelligence agent and a hapless British comput

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Code 404, a cop

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Hitmen, a sitcom about inept contract killers, starring Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins, best known as the former hosts of The Great Britis

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Five Bedrooms, about five people who buy a house toge

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Who Wrote That, a Saturday Night Live docuseries from creator Lorne Michaels, exploring the famous personalities in front of and behind

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A stand-up special, comedy shorts and a new talk show from Kevin Hart and his LOL Netwo

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A weekly late night show starring Amber Ruffin and executive produced by Seth

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Dream Team 2020, a behind-the-scenes documentary series that follows USA Basketball superstars on their Olympic journey to Tokyo, produced in partnership wi


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Hot Water: In Deep with Ryan Lochte, the Olympian from 2016's Rio games attempts to move beyond past scandals and make Team

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United States of Speed, which features the American runners leading Team USA to take on the domination of Jamaica's

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Run Through the Line, a look at the creation of Nike

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The Greatest Race, which interviews swimmers on both sides of the epic 4x100 relay at the 2008 Beijing

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