NBCUniversal will launch Peacock, a forthcoming streaming service which will reboot popular shows such as Battlestar Galactica and The Office.
With so many streaming services being launched, it was only a matter before NBCUniversal started one of its own as well. Peacock as it is called the new streaming service from NBCUniversal and will officially launch next year in April in the United States.
The name of the streaming service Peacock is based on the logo of NBC. NBC will carry over 150,000 of content for subscribes which include TV shows and films as well as the streaming service’s own original content.
The Office will be removed from the Netflix vault in 2021 and will make the new streaming service its home. Other television shows such as Brooklyn Nine-Nine, 30 Rock and Parks and Recreation will also be available on Peacock. NBCUniversal will also include reboots of many television shows which include The Office, Punky Brewster and Saved By The Bell. Battlestar Galactica will be another show rebooted and Mr. Robot creator Sam Esmail will be the mastermind behind that.
Although Peacock has not actually mentioned how much it will cost however the streaming service will have a paid subscription and another advertisement-supported mode. There are talks that unlike rival streaming services CBS All Access and Hulu which offer their advertisement-supported mode at a cheaper rate than the premium one, Peacock’s advertisement-supported mode will be free.
This is not the first time NBC has entered the streaming service market. The company held a minor stake in Hulu however that stake was given by Comcast, NBCUniversal’s parent company to Disney. Seeso was a comedy-focused streaming service owned by NBC Universal launched in 2014 but it was unsuccessful and ceased operations in 2016.
Peacock is another entry in the streaming service battle zone. There will be a lot of competition from pioneer Netflix, Disney’s upcoming streaming service Disney Plus, HBO’s upcoming streaming service HBOMax, Apple TV’s upcoming Apple TV Plus, CBS All Access, Hulu and Amazon Prime Video.