We already have three major streaming services in the Netherlands with Netflix, Disney + and Amazon Prime. However, more will come soon, and maybe Peacock too.
The flowing landscape has become increasingly fragmented. Until a little over a year ago, we only had Netflix and Videoland in our country. We’ve now also added Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV +, Discovery +, and Disney +. These services will not stop, because HBO Max, Paramount +, and Peacock are also likely to arrive soon. Take a closer look at future services. We did this before with HBO Max and now we continue with Peacock.
Deet is a peacock
You may have heard of HBO and Paramount media companies. The first, of course, makes the Game of Thrones series, while the second is behind movies like Interstellar and Titanic. The peacock probably won’t ring a bell, but behind it is a huge movie company.
Peacock is owned by the US cable giant Comcast. This media company owns, among other things, the film studios Universal and Dreamworks, the US channel NBC and the (sports) channel Sky. Huge company that can somehow be compared to Disney and TimeWarner (HBO / Warner Bros.). Thus it follows the trend of other film companies in creating their own streaming service.
The peacock began in July 2020 across the United States and has now been around for just over a year. According to the latest results, Peacock now has 42 million subscribers, which means that it is growing at lightning speed.
Choose between Free and Premium
Peacocks have an interesting revenue model. There is a free subscription with ads where users can access a limited number of movies and series. There is also a premium version with full content as well as access to NBC Sports and the WWE Network. So it also offers sports.
But Peacock also has something else in store other than current streaming services. Likewise, it contains daily and weekly TV programs for you to watch. For example, Jimmy Fallon and Seth Myers first air on the streaming service before the television is released.
Want Peacock Premium? Then you pay $ 4.99 a month in the US. You still have an advertisement (5 minutes per hour). Want to broadcast completely ad-free? Then the subscription costs $ 9.99 / month.
You can watch these series and movies on Peacock
Of course you are curious about what to expect in Peacock. The streaming service has a decent library with NBC and Universal. For example, in Peacock, you can see The Office, Vikings, Parks and Recreation, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Modern Family, and The Blacklist. The series you mainly find on Netflix in the Netherlands.
In addition to the well-known series, it also has a number of originals in development. Of course there isn’t much as the service has only just started. Perhaps the most famous of them is Brave New World and a remake of Saved by the Bell. A number of other private names are on the way. Peacock acquired the rights to view The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and reboot Battlestar Galactica.
When will he come to the Netherlands?
As mentioned, peacocks are currently inactive in the Netherlands. It appears that there are plans for Europe, but it is still in its infancy. If they do, it will likely be first in the countries Sky operates in, such as Great Britain and Germany. To date, many series and movies can now be streamed on Peacock via Netflix and Amazon Prime Video. Let’s also hope that with Peacock Originals it will be so until the live streaming service comes to the Netherlands.
We asked NBCUniversal Netherlands about the plans of Peacocks in our country. Unfortunately, the media company couldn’t say anything about it.
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