The majority of those services make money from subscription revenue, but Comcast opted to sell ads to run with the programming and offer a service at no charge to consumers. In addition to on-demand content there'll also be live shows, with a mixture of news, sports, late night, and reality on offer.
The ad-supported version of the service will include a variety of ad products, including an e-commerce experience called "shoppable TV", plus 60-second "prime pods", interactive engagement ads, sponsorships called solo ads, editorially-selector curator ads, contextually relevant explore ads, topical trending ads, voice-based on command ads, and two others inspired by Hulu: pause ads and binge ads.
Peacock's arrival means that you can finally see how Casey (Jesse Spencer) and Dawson (Monica Raymund) fell in love on Chicago Fire or revisit earlier seasons of SVU with Captain Cragen (Dann Florek) and Detective Munch (Richard Belzer).
Actor and writer Tina Fey, who is creating a comedy series for Peacock, appeared onstage to highlight the breadth of programming to be available, from next-day access to current NBC series to the entire catalog of shows such as "Cheers", "30 Rock", "The Office" and "Saturday Night Live", as well as classic movies from "Jaws" to "Jurassic Park". There'll also be episodes of "marquee Peacock originals" and "tent-pole series" the company promises. That will include sports offerings like soccer's English Premier League and early access to late-night talk shows. In all, Peacock says, you're looking at more than 15,000 hours of content, twice what there is from the free tier.
Peacock Premium: This service will be bundled at no additional cost to Comcast and Cox subscribers, and will be ad-supported. Alternatively, Peacock ad-free will be $9.99 per month standalone.
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Launch Dates: Xfinity X1 and Flex customers will get early access to Peacock Premium beginning April 15. Everyone else has to wait until July 15, just in time for the Olympics. Starting on July 15, Peacock Free and Peacock Premium will be available on web, mobile and connected-TV devices.
NBCUniversal said it expects to reach 30 million to 35 million active Peacock accounts by 2024.
NBCUniversal announced a whole bevy of series and movies that would be coming to Peacock back in 2019, but it's adding a few titles to the list today. Late night programming like The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and Late Night with Seth Meyers can be viewed on the service hours before they are broadcast on television. That includes the Olympics - significant with the Tokyo summer games this year.
Popular films to stream on Peacock include "American Pie", "Bridesmaids", "Knocked Up", "Meet the Parents", "Meet the Fockers", "A Beautiful Mind", "Back to the Future", "Brokeback Mountain", "Casino", "Dallas Buyers Club", "Do the Right Thing", "Erin Brockovich", "E.T".