Comcast and NBCUniversal have announced that they are set to show off their forthcoming streaming service Peacock at an investor meeting set for January 16th.
The event will be held at NBCU’s 30 Rockefeller Plaza, with a live webcast to be available on the Comcast investor-relations site and will come ahead of the service’s planned launch in April 2020 – hitting around the same time rival HBO Max is also set to launch.
The meeting will include discussion of NBCU’s plans for the forthcoming streaming service: “including the overarching strategy for the platform”.
Unlike its rivals, Peacock is scheduled to launch partly for free – pay-TV subscribers who have cable TV service from Comcast will have access for no additional charge. The service will also be available for a fee to non-cable subscribers. It will also heavily employ advertising-supported VOD.
Projects on the way include a “Battlestar Galactica” reboot, the podcast adaptation “Dr. Death” with Alec Baldwin and Jamie Dornan, the Demi Moore-led “Brave New World,” “Saved by the Bell” and “Punky Brewster” revivals.
There’s also a ton of classic NBC/Universal library titles including “The Office,” “30 Rock,” “Parks and Recreation,” “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” “Cheers,” “Frasier,” “Will & Grace,” “Everybody Loves Raymond,” along with some Sony TV content like “Married With Children” and “The King of Queens”.