SNL to Stream Live on Peacock; Owen Wilson, Jason Sudeikis, Ki...
Streaming - Television

Live from New York, Saturday Night Live is back! The comedy series announced their first lineup of hosts for the next season of the show, including Owen Wilson, Kim Kardashian, Jason Sudeikis, and Ram...

September 23, 2021

THE CROODS: FAMILY TREE Series to Air on Hulu & Peacock

The Croods are back with a new TV series. DreamWorks Animation has unveiled the official trailer, cast and premiere date for The Croods: Family Tree, inspired by the hit film The Croods: A New Age. Th...

August 31, 2021

Peacock Unveils First Trailer for Upcoming FROGGER Game Show
Gaming - Streaming

Check out the trailer for Frogger, the upcoming game show hosted by actor and comedian Damon Wayans Jr., with TV host, broadcaster, and media personality Kyle Brandt ("Good Morning Football") as co-ho...

August 23, 2021

Will the Olympics Ever Win Lost Viewers Back?
Sports - Television

As the Tokyo Olympic Games wrap up Sunday, fans should be, and surely are, grateful to the work that went in to preserve the quadrennial athletic event, even a year later than originally scheduled due...

August 9, 2021

Olympics TV Ratings Haven’t Fallen More Than Broadcast TV as...
Sports - Streaming - Television

Through the first week of the Summer Olympics, NBCUniversal’s primetime audience has fallen precipitously — by almost 42 percent — compared to the last summer games in 2016. Given the way viewer...

Hollywood Reporter
August 2, 2021

Peacock Reaches 54 Million Sign-Ups, Set to Go International

NBCUniversal’s Peacock streamer will begin its international rollout this year as a free addition on Sky’s satellite TV platform in Europe, giving it a base of 20 million households. Peacock has ...

July 29, 2021

Can Peacock Stick Landing at Tokyo Olympics?
Sports - Streaming

NBCUniversal views the Games’ yearlong delay as "an advantage" since it now knows the platform’s user base, but even with a "big event" boost it has a long way to go to catch up to rivals. One of...

Hollywood Reporter
July 22, 2021

Olympics Broadcast Wrestles With Pandemic’s Effects
Sports - Television

NBCU execs are wrestling with what could be their biggest sports challenge yet: the Quiet Olympics. Broadcasting and streaming the Tokyo Summer Games already had a high degree of difficulty due to th...

July 15, 2021

Peacock Orders ‘Pride & Prejudice’-Inspired R...

Peacock has ordered a reality dating series inspired by Jane Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice.” The series, titled “Pride and Prejudice: An Experiment in Romance,” is an original format that w...

July 8, 2021

Where the Major Streaming Players Stand After Honeymoon for Se...
Streaming - Television - Theatrical

Comcast’s NBCUniversal, ViacomCBS, AT&T’s WarnerMedia and Discovery are among the companies that launched streaming video services during the pandemic. Fueled by hundreds of millions of people...

July 6, 2021

NBCUniversal Gives Peacock Prime Olympics Rights
Streaming - Television

NBCUniversal is giving its Peacock streaming service live streaming rights to some of the most high-profile events from the upcoming Tokyo Olympics. The company says that Peacock will stream men’s ...

Hollywood Reporter
June 24, 2021

Can ‘F9’ Kick-Start a True Summer Tentpole Season?

The latest 'Fast & Furious' installment is the first all-audience blockbuster to unfurl in U.S. theaters since pandemic-era restrictions were largely lifted. Reservations are normally hard to com...

Hollywood Reporter
June 22, 2021

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

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