NBC announced on Thursday that its upcoming Peacock streaming service will launch in the United States on July 15. The service will offer close to 7,500 hours of programming and will feature three subscription tiers.
An ad-supported tier will allow viewers to watch content for free, and there will be two paid tiers that will include live sports and early access to NBC’s late-night programming.
The service’s $4.99 per month premium tier will include ads, and a $9.99 per month tier will be totally ad-free. NBC is hoping the service’s access to live sports and their late-night lineup will give it a step up over streaming services from Apple< Netflix, and others.
Peacock will include live breaking news coverage, same-day rebroadcasts, curated shorts, and access to “Dateline” and “NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt.” Premium subscribers will gain access to additional TV shows and movies, for a total of 15,000 hours of content.
Original programming, including TV shows and films, will be a part of the Peacock lineup, including Tina Fey’s upcoming “Girls5Eva” and an adaptation of the classic Aldous Huxley novel “Brave New World.”
Comcast and Cox subscribers will get free access to the premium with ads version of Peacock, or they can pay $5 per month for the ad-free version. Comcast X1 and Flex customers will get early access to Peacock on April 15, months ahead of the July 15 launch date.