NBC has announced new details on its upcoming Peacock streaming service.
The streaming service will be released on Comcast’s Xfinity X1 and on Flex video platforms on April 15th. It will then be then released nationally on July 15th. There are three variants of the service that you can sign up for:
A free, ad-supported one; a more robust, ad-supported one that will be free to Comcast and Cox Cable subscribers, and $5 for everyone else; and an offering with no ads that is $5 for Comcast and Cox subscribers and $10 for everyone else.
The national rollout comes on July 24th start of the Summer Olympics in Tokyo, which is going to be a great selling point for Peacock. Additional distribution agreements are in the works and the company agreed Peacock will be on “popular web, mobile and connected-TV devices.”
Peacock Free comes with“next-day access to current seasons of freshman broadcast series, a range of film and TV titles but only select episodes of marquee Peacock originals and tentpole series. It will also feature curated Peacock streaming genre channels like SNL Vault, Family Movie Night and Olympic Profiles.”
Peacock Premium, “adds full-season Peacock originals and tentpole series and next-day access to current seasons of returning broadcast shows. It also throws in early access to late night titles like the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and sports attractions like exclusive Premiere League soccer matches, Olympic programming”
Programming will include 600 movies and 400 series and here’s a list of programs which you get from the service.
Chicago MedChrisley Knows Best
Everybody Loves Raymond
FrasierFriday Night Lights
The George Lopez Show
Keeping Up with the Kardashians
King of Queens
Law and Order
Law and Order: SVU
Law and Order: Criminal Intent
Parks and Recreation
Saturday Night Live
Two and a Half Men
Will & Grace
PEACOCK ORIGINALS Newly announced series
Hart to Heart: An interview show starring Kevin Hart.
Girls5Eva: Tina Fey-produced comedy about a one-hit-wonder girl group from the ’90s that reunite to give their pop star dreams one more shot.
The Capture: a drama thriller that aired on the BBC in the UK
Lady Parts: a comedy that launching on Channel 4 in the U.K.
Intelligence: a drama from Sky Studios starring David Schwimmer
Code 404: a drama from Sky Studios
Hitmen: a racing series from Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Sky Studios
Untitled USA Basketball Docuseries: a behind-the-scenes look at USA Basketball superstars on their journey to Tokyo, produced in partnership with the NBA
Previously announced comedies
Saved by the Bell
Previously announced dramas
Brave New World
Armas de Mujer
Previously announced movie
Psych 2: Lassie Come Home
Late Night Early
Starting in July on Peacock Premium, NBC’s late night talk shows will be streaming on Peacock beginning at 8 p.m. ET with The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, followed by Late Night with Seth Meyers at 9 p.m. ET.
Tokyo Olympic Games
Live coverage of the Opening and Closing Ceremonies before they air on NBC in primetime.
Three daily Olympics shows Tokyo Live, with live coverage of one of the day’s most exciting events; Tokyo Daily Digest, with midday highlights of the Games; and Tokyo Tonight, a complement to the primetime show that will help audiences catch up on the day’s events.
Live stream of more than 1,000 hours of exclusive coverage from the Tokyo Paralympics.
The Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA, 24/7, 365, featuring live coverage and other content as America’s best athletes prepare for the 2022 Winter Olympics and beyond.
Premier League & Ryder Cup
Beginning in August, 2,000 hours of Premier League coverage, including more than 140 matches that aren’t available on television as well as clips and replays.
The Ryder Cup golf tournament will be coming to the service in September with featured groups of Europe’s and America’s best pairings.
Exclusive streaming rights for the 2020 Universal film and beyond in the network window including Fast & Furious 9 and Jurassic World 3.
Previously revealed original movies and animated series in development for Peacock from Universal Pictures and DreamWorks Animation and hundreds of films including:
Meet the Parents
Meet the Fockers
A Beautiful Mind
Back to the Future
Dallas Buyers Club
Do the Right Thing
E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial
Field of Dreams
The Breakfast Club
Jason Bourne franchise
Despicable Me franchise
Fast & Furious franchise
First pay window for DreamWorks Animation films Trolls World Tour, The Boss Baby 2 and The Croods 2.
New episodes of Curious George.
New original series from DreamWorks Animation including:
Madagascar: A Little Wild
The Mighty Ones
Cleopatra in Space
Live breaking-news coverage.
NBC News Now, the newly launched streaming network, will bring Peacock viewers NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt and original video from Today and across the NBC News portfolio.
Meet the Press with Chuck Todd each weekday.
Original documentaries for Peacock from NBC News on politics, biographies and history.
Episodes of Dateline.
NBC News also is unveiling an international news network in collaboration with Sky.
NBCU chairman Steve Burke said in a statement:
“This is a very exciting time for our company, as we chart the future of entertainment. We have one of the most enviable collections of media brands and the strongest ad sales track record in the business. Capitalizing on these key strengths, we are taking a unique approach to streaming that brings value to customers, advertisers and shareholders.”
Matt Strauss, Chairman of Peacock and NBCUniversal Digital Enterprises added:
“Peacock will provide consumers with a destination that goes beyond movies and television, aggregating a variety of content that fans want on one service. By delivering timely and topical content like breaking news, live sports, and watercooler moments from late night, Peacock is uniquely bringing a pulse to the world of streaming that does not exist in today’s marketplace.”