Just a few months before its summer launch, NBC’s streaming service Peacock has picked up several hundred hours of content.
Thanks to a huge licensing deal with A&E and History, Peacock will be the streaming home of First 48, Storage Wars, Cold Case Files, Pawn Stars, American Pickers, Ancient Aliens, Curse of Oak Island and Project Blue Book.
Frances Manfredi, president of content acquisition and strategy at Peacock and NBCUniversal Digital Enterprises, said his company was “excited to make some of A+E Networks’ most popular shows available on Peacock later this year.” In addition to popular content like The Office and Parks & Rec, Manfredi added that Peacock plans to continue gather content from other networks and studios.
And, just like most streaming services these days, you can expect plenty of original content to entice subscribers. Reboots of both Saved By The Bell, Punky Brewster, and Battlestar Galactica are all on the way, as are shows like Rutherford Falls (led by Ed Helms), Dr. Death (starring Alec Baldwin), and a behind the scenes documentary series about Saturday Night Live.
An exact date for the addition of the new content wasn’t announced, but the streaming service will launch in July. Comcast customers will get early access in April. Peacock’s basic version will be free (but ad-supported) with a premium version starting at $4.99 a month. A totally ad-free version will be available for $9.99 per month.