Starting in 2022, Universal films will be available at Peacock first instead on HBO. That means the following Jurassic World and new Halloween the film will make its TV debut on a streaming service, also owned by parent company Comcast. According to Diversity i Wall Street Journal, Universal’s films will appear exclusively on Peacock for streaming within four months of their release in theaters, as well as in the last four months of 18 months.
In those 10 months between them, the films will have permission for approximately two to three additional partners, although neither of them will have exclusive rights to the films. Universal has not yet released a list of additional partners and it is unclear if HBO is one of them. Diversity he says that by adopting a segmented schedule of TV shows Universal hopes to avoid oversaturation or make his films seem stale. In addition, streaming platforms are obviously willing to pay the highest dollars for popular movies these days, trying to stand out from their growing number of rivals.
Whether that move will lead to an increase in subscribers for Peacock remains to be seen. Comcast made the streaming service available to more potential viewers just a month ago by releasing apps for Amazon Fire TV and tablets and Samsung smart TVs. Peacock too grew he recently announced his live sports portfolio and announced that he was broadcasting 44 Premier Lacrosse League games for the season that began on June 4th.
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