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Today, during NBCUniversal’s annual technology conference, One24, the company revealed a slew of features coming to its streaming service Peacock ahead of the 2024 Paris Olympics in July. The most…

NBCUniversal’s Peacock will let you watch 4 livestreams at once for 2024 Paris Olympics

Peacock is trying out a new strategy to promote its shows—posting full episodes on the popular short-form video app TikTok. As a first for the company, episode one of “Killing…

TikTok users can now watch a full episode of Peacock’s ‘Killing It’

“The Super Mario Bros. Movie” is officially available to stream on Peacock — wahoo! Not only will Peacock subscribers be able to enjoy this absolute treasure of a video game…

‘The Super Mario Bros. Movie’ is now streaming on Peacock

Compared to streaming rivals, Peacock has been slow to spread its wings. The streaming service reported its second quarterly results on Thursday, revealing an addition of only two million subscribers,…

Peacock lags behind competitors, gains just 2M subs for Q2

Peacock is delivering bad news to its subscribers tonight. Beginning at 12 a.m. EDT, the streamer is notifying existing customers that it’s raising its subscription prices on August 17. The…

Peacock to raise its subscription prices on August 17

At the 2023 IAB NewFronts event Tuesday, NBCUniversal revealed four new ad formats for brands to expand their advertising reach with Peacock Premium subscribers, including AI-powered shoppable ads, among others.…

Peacock officially launches ‘Must ShopTV’ to let users shop products that appear in content

Peacock losses continue to widen this quarter, NBCUniversal parent company Comcast reported Thursday, just days after the company announced that Jeff Shell’s time as NBCU CEO was up. Peacock had…

NBCUniversal reports higher Peacock losses as it shows CEO the door

Set in an alt-near future reality, Peacock’s newest original series, “Mrs. Davis,” releasing on April 20, is edging toward being a little too believable — minus the kidnapping Germans, an…

Let’s talk about ‘Mrs. Davis’ and the show’s wild approach to AI

At Meta Connect 2022, the tech giant announced a three-year partnership with NBCUniversal that would bring Peacock to the Meta Quest virtual reality headset. Today, the streaming app is now…

Peacock subscribers can now stream content on Meta Quest devices

Peacock released yesterday the official trailer for its upcoming original series, “Mrs. Davis,” a peculiar yet hilarious take on artificial intelligence and a nun (played by “G.L.O.W.” actress Betty Giplin)…

The bizarre trailer for Peacock’s new series, ‘Mrs. Davis,’ features a war against AI

Peacock continues to shift its focus to paid subscriber growth. Yesterday, the streamer began notifying Xfinity customers that on June 26, 2023, Peacock Premium will no longer be bundled in…

Peacock will no longer include its free Premium offering as part of Xfinity bundle on June 26

Peacock is launching a new interactive experience later this month that allows fans to livestream episodes alongside actors from the show who provide real-time reactions, commentary and a live Q&A.…

Peacock lets subscribers watch live episodes with their favorite stars in real time

Peacock is no longer offering its free tier to new customers, a spokesperson for NBCUniversal confirmed to TechCrunch on Tuesday. The company says it’s shifting its focus to its Premium…

Peacock kills its free tier option for new customers

Comcast-owned streaming service Peacock had its best quarterly result since its 2020 launch, adding five million paying subscribers in its fourth quarter of 2022 to bring the total to 20…

Peacock tops 20M subscribers in Q4 as losses widen

Peacock announced that on November 30, its Premium Plus subscribers will get 24/7 access to their local NBC station in all of NBC’s 210 markets, including live TV programming like…

Peacock adds live TV from all local NBC stations to its Premium Plus tier

NBCUniversal’s Peacock is unveiling a new interactive video feature that will let Peacock Premium subscribers delve into extended clips, including extra footage and interviews, from within an episode of “The…

Peacock experiments with interactive scenes to give fans a ‘Real Housewives’ deep dive

NBCUniversal CEO Jeff Shell revealed in a CNBC interview that Peacock added more than 2 million paid subscribers in the third quarter, bringing the total to over 15 million. The…

Peacock grows its paid subscriber base to 15 million after pulling back shows from Hulu

Peacock, Comcast’s NBCUniversal-owned streamer, announced its first original adult animation series. It’s about time the streaming service invested in the genre, as adult animation shows continue to do well for…

Peacock invests in its first adult animation series, stars Mike Judge and ‘Silicon Valley’s’ Zach Woods

Comcast’s Sky and Paramount announced the official launch date for SkyShowtime, a new European streaming service. It will initially launch in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden on September 20, 2022.…

Comcast and Paramount’s streaming service SkyShowtime launches in the Nordics this month

Walmart’s membership program Walmart+ may bundle with a streaming service. The report comes from The New York Times and sparks conversation about the strange idea of the retail giant entering…

Walmart is reportedly looking at deals with streaming services

Peacock, the streaming service of Comcast’s NBCUniversal, ended the second quarter with 13 million paid subscribers, parent company Comcast reported this morning. In the first quarter, there were 13 million…

Peacock’s paid subscribers stayed flat at 13 million, losses widen to $467 million

The nominations for the 2022 Primetime Emmy Awards were announced today, and once again, it was dominated by streaming services. Apple TV+ showed improvement compared to its older competitors, and…

Hulu hits record 58 Emmy nominations, underdog Apple TV+ gets 52

In March, Peacock began testing a new and exclusive movie benefits program that would reward Premium and Premium Plus subscribers with either a free movie ticket via Fandango or an…

Peacock confirms a test that rewards paid subscribers with $15 movie tickets or $7 rentals

If you’ve been following Netflix lately, then you’d know the streamer is on shaky ground at the moment. Antenna data reveals that Netflix saw 3.6 million subscription cancellations in the…

Premium streaming subscriptions continue to increase despite Netflix’s downfall

Announced at this month’s NewFronts, Amazon and Peacock demonstrated new ad formats that use similar virtual product placement (VPP) tools, a post-production technique for inserting a brand into a TV…

Virtual product placement ads are coming to Amazon Prime Video and Peacock

In today’s IAB Newfront presentation, Peacock announced its first step into original films, a deal with Lionsgate, next-day streaming of shows on Bravo, expansion of established franchises, among many other…

Peacock looks to original movies, a Lionsgate partnership, and new ad formats to compete on streaming

Parent company Comcast reported NBCUniversal’s Q1 2022 earnings on Thursday, noting its newer streaming service, Peacock, ended the first quarter of 2022 with 28 million monthly active accounts, up from…

Peacock added 4 million paid subscribers in Q1, up 44% from last quarter

Remember caring for your “Nintendogs” on your Nintendo DS? Or maybe you used to bring your Tamogatchi to third grade to make sure you could flush its pixelated poop? Pokémon…

Niantic’s new game Peridot gives you VERY CUTE virtual pets

Disney last week announced plans to introduce an ad-supported subscription tier to its Disney+ streaming service, but Netflix says a similar option for its own customers isn’t on the table…

Netflix says an ad-supported tier still isn’t in its plans, despite the Disney+ announcement

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4 quick bites and obituaries on Quibi (RIP 2020-2020)

In memory of the death of Quibi, here’s a quick sendoff from four of our writers who came together to discuss what we can learn from Quibi’s amazing, instantaneous, billions-of-dollars failure. Lucas Matney looks at what the potential was for Quibi and how it missed the mark in media. Danny Crichton discusses why billions of…

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4 quick bites and obituaries on Quibi (RIP 2020-2020)