Peacock


Peacock confirms ‘Brave New World’ will be available for US launch

NBCUniversal’s new streaming service Peacock has confirmed the originals line-up for its launch to all viewers in the US later this summer, with Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World adaptation featuring. The AVOD and SVOD streamer, which became available to select customers of NBCU parent Comcast last month, said the Universal Cable Productions and Amblin Television […]

NBCUniversal strikes ‘nine figure’ deal with ‘Law & Order’ creator Dick Wolf

NBCUniversal (NBCU) has struck a reported ‘nine-figure deal’ to retain the services of Law & Order creator Dick Wolf. The five-year agreement will see Wolf and his Wolf Entertainment banner remaining with NBCU’s studio Universal Television, with the deal spanning both broadcast and streaming. Wolf has been with Universal – now part of NBCU Content […]

Comcast expands AVOD battleground with Xumo acquisition

NBCUniversal parent Comcast has made its latest move in the fast-growing AVOD battleground by acquiring US-based service Xumo. The ad-supported streamer was acquired from electronics manufacturer Panasonic and US media giant Meredith Corp for an undisclosed sum, with Comcast-owned CNBC claiming that its parent company had paid around $100m. Xumo offers ad-supported live and on-demand […]

TBI Weekly: Five key takeaways from NATPE 2020

NATPE has traditionally marked the start of the conference year for many execs across the Americas and Europe, with delegates heading to the warmer climes of Miami for discussion, deal-making and dinners overlooking the ocean. Yet the sunshine and downpours that accompanied this year’s event were reflective of the wider disruption facing the business – […]

NBCUniversal explores making streamer Peacock free for all

  NBCUniversal is planning to give the ad-supported version of OTT TV service Peacock away for free to all, making it the first US media giant to offer a completely free streaming offering, according to a report by CNBC. Comcast had previously planned to offer the new streaming service free of charge to its own […]

Sky’s Zai Bennett on ‘huge’ HBO deal, Sky Studios pipeline and Peacock collaborations

Sky’s director of programmes Zai Bennett has outlined a multi-pronged approach to commissioning involving indies, Sky Studios and Comcast siblings NBC and Peacock, but also looked to put the importance of its recent deal with HBO-owner WarnerMedia into context. In a far-reaching discussion at TBI’s inaugural Masterclass event yesterday, Bennett described the extended deal for […]

NBCU consolidates production under Bonnie Hammer, names Peacock chief

NBCUniversal has moved its TV studios, Universal Television and Universal Content Productions into a single business unit under Bonnie Hammer, with Comcast executive Matt Strauss appointed to oversee new on-demand service Peacock. Hammer, NBCUniversal’s chairman of direct-to-consumer and digital enterprises, will assume the new title of chairman, NBCUniversal Content Studios, reporting directly to CEO Steve […]

NBCUniversal’s SVOD Hayu lands in Southeast Asia

NBCUniversal International (NBCUI) has launched its reality-skewing SVOD service Hayu in the Philippines, Hong Kong and Singapore, taking its overall reach to 14 countries. The service was launched in the UK, Ireland and Australia in 2016 and has since been rolled out across the Nordics, expanding into the Benelux and Canada last year. NBCUI describes […]