NBCUniversal's Streaming Service to Launch April 2020

After first announcing plans to launch a standalone streaming service back in January, Comcast and NBCUniversal today have revealed that this service is set to launch in April 2020 (via The Verge).


The news was given during the company's earnings call today, where CEO Steve Burke also confirmed that the streaming service will be built on a similar platform to Sky's Now TV streaming service in the UK. Because of this, it's believed that NBCUniversal's service will likely host content from Sky Studios, which Comcast also now owns after its acquisition of Sky in 2018.

According to the company, the "vast majority" of content on the NBCUniversal service will initially be from third-party production companies, and not original shows and films. The major addition to the service will be The Office, which will be removed from Netflix in 2020 and exclusively housed on NBC's streaming platform.

Standalone streaming services have become increasingly popular over the past few years, with many individual companies removing their content from services like Netflix and Hulu to host them on their own platform. Recent major announcements for new services include Disney+, HBO Max, and Apple's own upcoming Apple TV+ platform.

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8 months ago
Comcast has got to offer a lot more than "The Office" to get people to bite.
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8 months ago
Sooooooooo....is this the cord cutting we all wanted? The price is really starting to add up.
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8 months ago
I like Netflix original content, far more than I have time to watch. I pay an extra $4 a month for the 4k version and my tmobile account subsidizes the rest. I don’t care about 10 year old shows like “The Office” which I’ve already seen and if I want to watch again are a click away for downloading from uh…”alternative sites”.
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8 months ago
I read something the other day about how piracy is increasing again because people don't want to pay for 16 different services to watch certain shows. People are putting up private Plex servers that share media and are invite only. Just imagine how much worse it will be once this, Disney+, and Apple TV+ launches. They had a chance to make everything better and they effed it up.
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8 months ago
Time to watch The Office before it’s gone!

Streaming services have become the new cable: same problems, different sources.
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8 months ago
Man, at this point, might as well just keep Cable and Internet. I guess that was obviously their plan all along, but man.

I mean, I have:
YouTube TV
Netflix
Hulu
HBO Now

Disney is coming as well.
Only reason I haven’t moved back to cable is because they’d have to run physical lines if it’s Comcast. If they didn’t? Probably just go back.
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8 months ago
All these streaming services are really going to add up.
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8 months ago
All of a sudden cable TV is looking like a good deal, especially if you can stream shows on demand. Time to “in-cut the cord”.
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8 months ago
Is it possible for streaming services to jump the shark? Because I think they just did.
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8 months ago
This is why I got an updated Blu Ray player. No one can take those disks away from me and many available from used book stores. Ultimately, anyone is who looking to save money will need to decide which shows they really want to watch and maybe let go of ones that are more marginal.
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