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On the eve of its launch across the US, NBCUniversal’s Peacock direct-to-consumer streaming service has released its final launch details for both its tiered offerings.

peacock logo 16Apr2020Peacock will offer more than 20,000 hours of premium content from networks and studios including NBC, Bravo, USA Network, SYFY, Oxygen, E!, CNBC, MSNBC, NBCSN, Golf Channel, Universal Kids, A&E, ABC, CBS, The CW, FOX, HISTORY, Nickelodeon, Showtime, Universal Pictures, DreamWorks, Focus Features, Illumination, ViacomCBS, Paramount, Lionsgate, Warner Bros. and Blumhouse. In addition, it will feature Peacock Original movies and shows; more than 30 curated channels; current season series and specials from NBC and Telemundo; live news and sports; as well as daily trending highlights from TODAY, NBC Nightly News, Meet the Press, Noticias Telemundo, MSNBC, CNBC, NBC Sports, E! Newsand Access Hollywood.

In its two modes, Peacock’s free tier will feature more than 13,000 hours of premium programming while Peacock Premium will feature more than 20,000 hours. Both free and premium tiers will feature current season hits from NBC, news, sports and pop culture highlights, and dozens of genre channels including live news from NBC News Now and Sky News. It will also offer exclusive curated channels featuring shows like The Office (Office Shorts), Saturday Night Live (SNL Vault), The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (Fallon Tonight), Late Night With Seth Meyers (Seth Meyers Now), and exclusive genre channels like CNBC Make It, TODAY All Day, CNBC Ka-Ching, American Greed, 80s Mixtape, True Crime, Kiss Me Deadly, Peacock Reality, Out of This World, Caso Cerrado and I Love Jenni, among others.

New original programming will debut on Peacock, including previously announced titles like Angelyne, Rutherford Falls, Battlestar Galactica, Punky Brewster,  Dr. Death, Housewives Mash-up, Saved By the Bell, Five Bedrooms, Lady Parts, Girls5Eva, Who Wrote That, Kids Tonight Show, The Amber Ruffin Show, Armas De Mujer and Caso Cerrado.

“This is a historic moment for our company as we proudly introduce Peacock to consumers nationwide—a ground breaking vision that was brought to life by an incredible team of people from across Comcast, NBCUniversal and Sky,” said Matt Strauss, chairman of Peacock. “From current, classic and original movies and shows, to live news, sports, curated channels and trending content from around the world, Peacock is the only free, premium ad-supported streaming service that brings together everything consumers love about television and streaming—all in one place.”

The announcement comes just after NBCUniversal announced that Peacock Premium will offer English Premier League (EPL) football from the beginning of the 2020/21 season.  Peacock will be available on Sony Interactive Entertainment’s PlayStation 4 systems starting the week of 20 July.