NBC Announces Streaming Service 'Peacock', Launching in July This Year

NBC is a well known television network in the U.S. and has been around since time immemorial. We live in an age when streaming services are being announced left and right, including Apple TV+ as well as HBO Max and Disney+. And it seems like the National Broadcasting Company is finally ready to launch a streaming service of its own, aptly named “Peacock” after the iconic company symbol.

This new streaming service will be available in a total of three tiers – one free, and two paid offerings. Peacock Free will reportedly come with 7,500 hours of programming as well as next-day access to current seasons of new NBC shows. While NBC also mentioned that the free tier will include “complete seasons of classic shows”, there’s no specificity on what content will be on offer.


The second and third tier, known together as Peacock Premium are differentiated by their price tags. While one plan costs $4.99 per month, the top-end plan will set you back by $9.99 per month. So what’s different between the two Premium offerings? Well, NBC mentions that the $4.99 plan comes with moderate advertisements, while the $9.99 has absolutely no ads whatsoever. So it’s clear that Peacock offers something for everyone. Among the perks of Peacock Premium is the ability to watch late night shows before they air.

The company stated that Premium users will be able to watch shows like “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” at 8PM ET each day instead of its normal slot at 11:35 PM. ET while “Late Night with Seth Meyers” can be watched at 9PM ET instead of  12:35 PM ET.

Live News will be part of Peacock, while NBC will also offer a wide range of “channels” from other sources, turning your smartphone or tablet into a cable television.

Source: CNBC

Via: 9to5Mac