Netflix may be the top dog when it comes to paid video streaming subscriptions, but NBCUniversal has been hatching a new egg of its own in the form of Peacock, a new streaming service with free and paid plan options. It includes plenty of content from modern day TV comedies to classic movies. Today, Peacock is going live along with some introductory perks.
Earlier today we posted about USA Network getting an Android TV app. It turns out that isn't the only NBCUniversal channel getting one today — in fact, four more have joined the roster. Those four are Bravo, E!, Syfy, and Oxygen.
There's a general notion out there that USA Network, which NBCUniversal owns, typically acts as the receptacle for second-rate programming that NBC would not air to its white bread primetime audience on any given night. But it's since grown to be what Showtime is to CBS: a home for popular older series like "Law & Order," acclaimed dramas like "Mr. Robot," and a major destination for sports superfans — namely, WWE. To think that it has lacked an Android TV app for the longest time might be unbelievable to some of us, but at last, USA Network finally has such an app.
After taking over 21st Century Fox, Disney's buying streak continues to burn. This time around, it may end up fully owning video streaming platform Hulu — and with a new agreement signed today with Comcast, it may be able to do so as early as 2024 at a cost of at least $27.5 billion.