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Early arrival for Peacock on Sky and NOW

by RXTV-newsdesk

Peacock to be exclusively available to Sky and NOW customers from this week. It’s part of an early soft-launch in both the UK and Republic of Ireland.

The ad-funded streaming service will launch on both platforms on Tuesday 16th November 2021. It will be available at no extra cost to Sky TV customers and NOW Entertainment Members. Users will also be able to find Peacock content alongside other on-demand programmes within the search function.

Peacock was originally announced as coming next year.

What’s on Peacock?

Peacock will launch with a small selection titles. Within a few months, all of the following content will be available:

  • Peacock Originals including Saved by the Bell, Rutherford Falls, Punky Brewster, The Girl in the Woods, Five Bedrooms, and Vanderpump Rules; in addition to upcoming series MacGruber, Bel-Air, Joe Exotic (working title), Killing It, Vampire Academy, Irreverent, The Innocent, The Resort, The Missing, The Best Man, Angelyne, Ted, and Battlestar Galactica
  • Current and Classic TV Shows including fan-favourites like The Office, Parks and Recreation, 30 Rock, Psych, Superstore,A.P. Bio, The Mindy Project, Will & Grace, Mr. Mayor, Young Rock, and Saturday Night Live; popular dramas such as Battlestar Galactica, Monk, Bates Motel, Heroes, Friday Night Lights, 12 Monkeys, Downton Abbey, House, Suits, Quantum Leap, Warehouse 13, The Equalizer, and Grimm; and unscripted hits like Keeping Up With The Kardashians and bingeable franchises including Million Dollar Listing, Southern Charm, Below Deck, The Real Housewives, and Top Chef
  • Movies like The Best Man, Bird on a Wire, Bowfinger, Brüno, Bulletproof, Children of Men, Definitely, Maybe, Far and Away, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, The Game, Hanna, Hannibal, The Last House on the Left, MacGruber, A Million Ways to Die in the West, Meet Joe Black, O Brother, Where Art Thou?, Out of SightPride & Prejudice, Scent of a Woman, Seed of Chucky, A Simple Wish, The Skeleton Key, Tower Heist, United 93, Very Bad Things, What Dreams May Come, and You, Me, and Dupree

Source | Sky

Corporate reaction

Zai Bennett, Managing Director, Content Sky UK and Ireland said:

“The introduction of Peacock content on Sky and NOW will expand the incredible line-up available to all our customers, giving them access to even more of the best entertainment from our partners at NBCUniversal. …We couldn’t be more excited to add Peacock for all our customers, at no extra cost”

Lee Raftery, Managing Director, Europe, Middle East & Africa, NBCUniversal added:

“We are excited to mark the international debut of Peacock content in the UK and Ireland on Sky. Peacock provides Sky customers with an expanded catalogue of world-class content, including many of our most popular movies and shows from Peacock and across NBCUniversal.”

European roll-out

Peacock will be added to Sky’s platforms in Austria, Germany, Italy and Switzerland in the coming months.

Peacock got its name from the famous NBC Peacock logo.

Ironically, the actual peacock logo is absent from the streaming service of the same name. Instead, Peacock incorporates the colours of the NBC logo in the form of six coloured dots.

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