(Reuters) – Comcast Corp’s NBCUniversal will provide details on its planned Peacock video streaming service on Thursday, taking on industry leader Netflix Inc and others in the highly competitive field.
Here is what to expect.
Cost: The service will have ads and be free for U.S. Comcast customers. During Thursday’s investor day presentation, the company will announce pricing for non-Comcast customers.
Original programming: Dramas including “Dr. Death” and a reboot of “Battlestar Galactica.” Reboots of comedies “Saved by the Bell” and “Punky Brewster.” Original films and animated series to be developed from Universal Pictures and DreamWorks Animation.
TV library: “The Office” (starting in 2021); “Parks and Recreation,” “30 Rock,” “Frasier,” “Saturday Night Live,” and “Cheers.”
Movie library: “Bridesmaids,” “Brokeback Mountain,” “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial,” “The Breakfast Club.” Also films from the “Bourne,” “Despicable Me” and “Fast & Furious” franchises.
Availability: April 2020…
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