NBCUniversal has revealed more information about its upcoming streaming service. The Apple TV+ competitor will launch in 2020, will offer over 15,000 hours of content, and will be named “Peacock,” a reference to the long-standing NBC network logo.
“The name Peacock plays homage to the quality content that audiences have come to expect from NBCUniversal,” said Chairman of Direct-to-Consumer and Digital Enterprises Bonnie Hammer. “Peacock will be the go-to place for both the timely and timeless,” referencing “can’t-miss Olympic moments” and the 2020 election, as well as classic fan favorite shows.
Among the 15,000 hours of content at launch will be plenty of “classic” television episodes, including popular series “The Office” and “Parks and Recreation,” which will appear exclusively on the service, as well as “30 Rock,” “Battlestar Galactica,” “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” “Cheers,” “Frasier,” “House,” “Monk,” “Saturday Night Live,” and numerous other NBC broadcast or produced shows.
Peacock will also offer original programming, including dramas “Dr. Death,” “Brave New World,” and “One of Us Is Lying,” and yet another reboot of “Battlestar Galactica.” Comedy originals will include reboots of “Saved by the Bell,” and “Punky Brewster,” as well as originals “Rutherford Falls” and “Straight Talk.”
Original movies will also stream on the new services, as well as film classic like “Casino,” “Jaws,” “E.T,” and many others. 3,000+ hours of Telemundo Spanish-language content will also be available.
Pricing for the service has not been revealed, but there will be both advertising-based and subscription options available. The pricing will likely be competitive with Apple’s upcoming $4.99 per month Apple TV+ streaming service and the $6.99 per month Disney+ service, both of which will debut this fall.