The free premium ad-supported streamer will be offered in two tiers: Peacock Free and Peacock Premium which will cost $4.99 per month for users in the US.
NBCUniversal has announced that it will launch its streaming service Peacock on April 15 and will be available to Comcast’s Xfinity X1 and Flex Customers. The service will debut throughout the US on July 15.
The service will be available in three monthly payment tiers. Peacock Free will provide more than 7,500 hours of programming and includes broadcast series, popular movies, curated daily news and sports programming. It also includes select episodes of marquee Peacock originals and tent-pole series, as well as curated Peacock streaming genre channels.
Peacock Premium, meanwhile, will be bundled at no additional cost to Comcast and Cox subscribers. The ad-supported option, which will cost $4.99 per month, will include full season Peacock originals and tent-pole series, next-day access to current seasons of returning broadcast series, early access to late-night talk shows, and additional sports totalling more than 15,000 hours of content.
As previously announced, the streamer will also offer NBC series and classic TV shows, which includes the reality series Keeping Up With the Kardashians. NBC News will create a signature, original documentaries for Peacock – delving deep into politics, biographies and history.
Commenting on the announcement, NBCUniversal Chairman Steve Burke was quoted as saying: “This is a very exciting time for our company, as we chart the future of entertainment. We have one of the most enviable collections of media brands and the strongest ad sales track record in the business. Capitalising on these key strengths, we are taking a unique approach to streaming that brings value to customers, advertisers and shareholders.”