AVOD Consumption Down 10% in Less Than Six Months in US

According to the latest consumer survey from Omdia, US AVOD penetration declined from 93% in November 2020 to 83% in April of this year. The results were revealed by Omdia’s senior research directo...

Digital TV
June 15, 2021

Rob Zombie Set to Direct New ‘The Munsters’ Movie
Streaming - Theatrical

Rob Zombie has officially confirmed that his next film will be a modern adaptation of the classic television show The Munsters. Zombie shared the news on Instagram, saying, "Attention Boils and Ghoul...

June 8, 2021

‘Boss Baby’ Sequel to Premiere on Peacock and in Theaters ...
Streaming - Theatrical

Universal’s sequel to “The Boss Baby” will premiere on Peacock on the same day it launches in theaters. “The Boss Baby: Family Business,” arriving ahead of schedule (it was initially slated...

May 25, 2021

Peacock Hits 42 Million Signups On ‘The Office’, WWE Netwo...
Streaming - Television

NBCUniversal’s streaming service Peacock had 42 million signups in the first quarter — up from the 33 million it reported three months ago — benefiting from the recent addition of exclusive dome...

April 29, 2021

Streaming Wars Put Cable TV Channels on Chopping Block
Streaming - Television

As NBCUniversal turns off the lights on its sports network, expect other Hollywood giants to cull their sprawling linear offerings as they prioritize billions of dollars toward direct-to-consumer plat...

Hollywood Reporter
April 28, 2021

Peacock Focuses on Unscripted Family Content

Peacock is spreading its wings with two new original series. The DIY and home improvement-themed Backyard Blowout and Create The Escape are part of the streaming platform’s expansion into family-focu...

April 15, 2021

Indy500 Testing Lands on Peacock as NBC Builds Out IndyCar Cov...
Automotive - Sports - Streaming

IndyCar has announced that NBCUniversal's streaming platform Peacock will exclusively air the Indianapolis500 tests as part of the platform's content plan for the American single-seater series. The t...

Sports Pro Media
April 6, 2021

NBCUniversal Might Save its Movies for Peacock Instead of Netf...
Streaming - Theatrical

NBCUniversal is mulling whether to remove its films from HBO Max and Netflix and put new movies on its own streaming service, Peacock, according to Bloomberg. Right now, HBO Max has a deal to show Un...

The Verge
April 1, 2021

Apple-Sony Deal for Tom Hanks Movie Was Driven by Coronavirus
Streaming - Theatrical

Apple paid Sony about $70 million for 15 years of streaming rights to the Tom Hanks film “Greyhound,” which cost about $50 million to make. Apple is doing this, as well as shopping for old TV cont...

March 29, 2021

NBCUniversal Retail Partnerships with Facebook, Instagram Anno...
Retail - Streaming - Tech

At One21, a new event for media buyers that emulates a tech-industry developer conference, NBCUniversal announced new partnerships with Facebook, Instagram and The Trade Desk. The media company also ...

March 23, 2021

Netflix is Testing a Crackdown on Password Sharing
Online - Streaming

Netflix has never made a big deal about password-sharing, but a new test suggests the company may be reconsidering. Netflix is trying out a new policy with some customers, prompting certain people to...

March 12, 2021

Premier Lacrosse League Moves Games to Peacock Premium
Sports - Streaming

NBCUniversal streaming service Peacock has secured rights to stream all 43 games from the 2021 Premier Lacrosse League season. Peacock Premium tier subscribers can exclusively watch 23 PLL games in ad...

Sport Techie
March 4, 2021

Frogger and Peacock
Gaming - Partnerships - Television

Konami partnered with Peacock on an exciting collaboration that launched a series based on the iconic game FROGGER.

Konami and Peacock
March 3, 2021

Peacock Gets Supersized Physical Competition Series ‘Frogger...
Gaming - Opportunities - Partnerships - Press Releases - Television

BASED ON BELOVED VIDEO GAME PHENOMENON Peacock leaps into extreme fun and nostalgia with a series order of FROGGER, a larger-than-life physical competition series based on the iconic 1980’s video...

Faisal Hussain
February 24, 2021

NHL to carve out live streaming package for next US rights cyc...
Sports - Streaming - Television

The National Hockey League’s (NHL) next domestic broadcast deal will be split across two broadcasters, with one of those likely to receive an exclusive streaming package, according to the New York P...

Sports Pro
February 19, 2021

How to Save Money on Streaming

Many of us spend a lot of time streaming movies, TV shows, sports and other types of entertainment these days. And to get a full range of content, it means paying for a lot of different services. "Th...

February 5, 2021

NBCU’s Layoffs Continue as Entertainment Team Revealed
Streaming - Television

NBCUniversal’s Susan Rovner has made a raft of appointments to her new-look entertainment team, with 50 layoffs coming as a result of merging its TV and streaming divisions. Rovner left Warner Bros...

After a Wild 2020, All Bets Are Off in This Year’s Strea...

2020 was supposed to be the kickoff of the streaming wars — the year when new contenders battled Netflix to take their own slice of the streaming pie. Then the pandemic happened. Instead of finding ...

February 2, 2021

Peacock hit 33 million signups before The Office even arrived
Streaming - Television

NBC Universal’s Peacock streaming service hit 33 million signups in the fourth quarter, parent company Comcast reported Thursday, an addition of 11 million signups from the third quarter. While the ...

The Verge
January 28, 2021

PGA Tour and NBC launch PointsBet-backed gambling watchalong s...
Gaming - Sports - Television

The PGA Tour and its domestic broadcast partner NBC are launching a new second-screen betting show which will air on the Peacock streaming service during the US-based golf tour’s events. The NBC Sp...

January 26, 2021

IndyCar TrackPass content moving to Peacock this season
Automotive - Streaming

IndyCar’s digital streaming content will move to the Peacock subscription service this year. The new policy was first delivered to NBC Sports Gold IndyCar subscribers on Monday morning. “We want...

Auto Week
January 26, 2021

NBCU’s Peacock Pins WWE Network Exclusive U.S. Streaming Rig...
Live Entertainment - Sports - Streaming - Television

NBCUniversal’s Peacock soon will be the only place to watch WWE Network in the U.S. WWE and NBCU reached a multiyear agreement giving Peacock exclusive streaming rights to WWE Network for American ...

January 25, 2021

NBC Sports shutting down by end of 2021
Streaming - Television

US media giant NBCUniversal is shutting down NBC Sports Network (NBCSN) by the end of 2021 and will shift the bulk of its sports programming to the USA Network cable channel and Peacock streaming serv...

January 25, 2021

Streaming Services Need to Address Churn
Streaming - Television

Think of the streaming wars as a game of Jenga: How many subscriptions can you stack atop consumers before they start to pull out and the whole thing comes tumbling down? It’s that moment that has s...

January 20, 2021

Spending on Streaming Services and Software Could Reach $112 B...
Streaming - Television

As the virtual CES began, the Consumer Technology Association released its 2021 forecast, projecting $461 billion in overall tech revenue. Total spending on streaming services and software is projecte...

Hollywood Reporter
January 12, 2021

How HBO Max and Peacock May Shake Up the Golden Globes Races

Given its timing as the first awards show of the calendar year, the Golden Globes prides itself on recognizing new series and talent first. That’s been especially true in the streaming age, as Netfl...

January 6, 2021

NBCUniversal CEO Drops Streaming Stats for Peacock in Holiday ...
Streaming - Television

NBCUniversal CEO Jeff Shell didn't mince words about the "bad dream" that was 2020, but touted the success of Peacock and laid out a string of streaming stats in a holiday-season memo to employees. I...

December 21, 2020

Peacock Hits 26M Sign-Ups, Says NBCUniversal CEO

"The momentum just continues in a very strong linear way," Jeff Shell told an investors conference. NBCUniversal streaming service Peacock has reached more than 26 million sign-ups, NBCUniversal CEO ...

The Hollywood Reporter
December 8, 2020

Quibi is officially dead

Despite throwing millions at original series, spending up to $6 million per hour of produced content, Quibi simply wasn’t compelling enough for consumers to open their wallets. As previously announ...

December 1, 2020

Why streaming devices are fighting over eyeballs
Streaming - Television - Theatrical

When Wonder Woman 1984 opens in theaters on Christmas Day, most HBO Max subscribers will be able to watch the movie at home. Emphasis on most: Right now, that group of HBO Max subscribers does not inc...

November 25, 2020

Mobile ad spending will rise 20% as at-home becomes new normal

Mobile ad spending will grow 20% to $290 billion worldwide next year as consumers spend more time using apps for at-home activities. For the full story, visit Mobile Marketer  -  https://www.mobi...

Mobile Marketer
November 14, 2020

U.S. SVOD Revenue Spiked 39% in Q3 to $5.5 Billion
Streaming - Television - Theatrical

But the selling and renting of movies and TV shows has actually taken a big hit during the pandemic, Digital Entertainment Group says. Revenue from subscription VOD streaming services was up 38.7% ye...

November 13, 2020

New Data Shows the True Nature of the Fight Between Netflix, D...
Streaming - Tech - Television

A few splashy hit shows that hook viewers and create hype are more important than offering lots of mediocrity. One would think a streaming service like Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX) or Disney+ from Walt Disn...

Motley Fool
November 13, 2020

Wondery CEO vows to fight federal corruption charges

Wondery has grown into one of the nation’s largest podcast publishers, drawing acclaim for producing compelling audio programs based on real-life stories.   Companies: Spotify, iHeartMedia, S...

The LA Times
November 10, 2020

Apple TV is coming to Xbox consoles on November 10th
Streaming - Television

A new Apple TV app arrives for Xbox One and next-gen Xbox consoles next month. For the full story, visit The Verge  -  https://www.theverge.com/2020/11/2/21545980/apple-tv-xbox-app-november-10th-...

The Verge
November 2, 2020

NBC’s Peacock has 22 million members already

They are already exceeding their own expectations on engagement metrics. NBC was thinking that sign ups would be slow until The Olympics and “The Office” were put on to the service. Their goal is ...

CNN Business
October 29, 2020

NBCUniversal Chief says Peacock is ‘opposite of Quibi’

As streamer reaches 22 million sign-ups, Shell said the large library of familiar shows have given Peacock good traction with users. For the full story, visit Variety  -  https://variety.com/2020...

October 29, 2020

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