NBC’s new streaming service will launch this April totally free

Unlike HBO Max, Apple TV Plus, Disney Plus, and every other streaming service presently commanding attention, Peacock will be totally free. That’s right, child: all the Frasier you might possibly desire (and The Office, I think) for no subscription fee.

Well, that depends on which version of Peacock you sign up for. Peacock Free gets you next-day access to existing seasons of new broadcast TELEVISION series, total timeless series, popular movies, and select episodes of Peacock-exclusive originals.

Peacock Premium, on the other hand, will include a lot of content on top of what you get for free: next-day access to existing seasons of returning programs, full-season Peacock originals, and early access to talk programs. Comcast and Cox cable customers will get Peacock Premium at no extra expense. For everyone else, Peacock Premium will be available for $4.99 a month with advertisements and $9.99 with no advertisements.

With the announcement of Peacock, the streaming wars are lastly heating up. WarnerMedia’s streaming service HBO Max will release in May 2020, while Apple TELEVISION Plus and Disney Plus both introduced last November. Peacock falls under the NBCUniversal banner, meaning it will be the house of sitcoms like Frasier, Parks and Entertainment, and– after it leaves Netflix at the end of 2020– The Office. ( Pals, technically a Warner Bros. Tv job, will choose HBO Max.)

On the docket currently is a new take on Battlestar Galactica from Mr. Robotic creator Sam Esmail; a follow-up to ’80 s sitcom Punky Brewster; and a “revival” of Conserved by the Bell. New content, such as a Brave New World adjustment when envisioned for Syfy and a Telemundo show called Armas de Mujer, is also in the works.

Peacock will likewise host motion pictures from Universal Pictures, Focus Characteristic, DreamWorks Animation, and Lighting. The lineup will include Brokeback Mountain, Jaws, Mamma Mia!, The Breakfast Club, and Shrek, along with entries from the Bourne, Fast & Furious, and Despicable Me franchises. The studios in concern likewise prepare to make Peacock-exclusive original movies.

NBC hopes to include a brand-new news service, in addition to sneak peaks of Jimmy Fallon’s Tonight Program It also plans to make the 2020 Tokyo Olympics a huge part of Peacock this summer season.

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