NBC may offer Peacock streamer for free to anyone

NBCUniversal is reportedly considering offering an ad-supported free version of its upcoming streaming offering Peacock, set to launch in 2020.

  • Although NBCU parent Comcast had originally planned on making it free to its cable and broadband subscribers, CNBC reports that the company is considering a free tier for anyone who wants it.
  • The product would also have an ad free version but it would require a monthly fee.
  • Comcast is reportedly also considering ways to give people who pay for Comcast or other pay TV channels added benefits, though nothing has been decided.
  • NBC declined to comment to CNBC.
  • If Peacock does offer a free version, it would be the first major network backed video on demand streaming service to do so.
  • NBC News runs a separate live streaming service, NBC News Now, that is also free and ad supported.
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