NBCUniversal Ready To Roll Out Separate Streaming Service By 2020

NBCUniversal Ready To Roll Out Separate Streaming Service By 2020

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NBCUniversal is entering into the streaming world, declaring that it will roll out its own separate streaming service by the end of 2020. An ad-supported iteration of the streaming service will be available with no cost for NBC TV users in the U.S., and will also be made accessible to Sky and Comcast Cable users all over the world, as well. Paid edition of the application, which comprises an ad-free iteration for those who do not want to see the commercials, will also be accessible for a price tag of $12.99, as per a media report. This will permit cord cutters who do not subscribe to NBC to authorize the streaming service, as well.

Similar to CBS All Access, the streaming service by NBCUniversal will permit original programming for users together with its list of titles. Shows such as The Good Place and 30 Rock will be accessible to stream via the service by NBCUniversal. Other series, on the other hand, such as Friends and ER, which aired in the ‘90s on NBC, but are technically controlled by Warner Bros., might not be accessible to stream. The press release by network states, “NBCUniversal will carry on to license content to other platforms and studios, while getting hold of rights to particular titles for its latest service.” It is not clear at this time what those shows might be. 30 Rock, for instance, is presently accessible on Hulu.

On a related note, earlier Hulu announced that it has reached the mark of 20 Million US-based subscribers and is introducing various new features and shows comprising a previously rolled feature of downloading episodes and watching them offline. The position of the Hulu is still far behind Netflix, which has total 55 Million US-based subscribers. Compared to Hulu, Netflix also has a wide audience around the globe, with total subscribers reaching to 125 Million.

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